Saturday, April 19, 2008

The following project makes sense if you think about poets and their obsessions with light. Props to Craft Magazine for posting about the poetry pavilion (!!!).

"This park pavilion designed by Jiyeon Song uses a complex arrangement of perforations to display different lines of a poem in its own shadow throughout the year. From the site:

Using a complex array of perforations, the pavilion's surface allows light to pass through creating shifting patterns, which-during specific times of the year-transform into the legible text of a poem. The specific arrangements of the perforations reveal different shadow-poems according to the solar calendar: a theme of new-life during the summer solstice, a reflection on the passing of time at the period of the winter solstice."

There's also a time-lapse video! Ah!

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