Research on Traditional Shadow Puppets from Indonesia

Initial Sketches of Proposed Design

Atmospheric Tests of Artificial Lighting at Different Distances from the Physical Model Inspired by the Initial Sketches

Atmospheric Tests of Artificial Lighting at Different Distances from the Physical Model Inspired by the Initial Sketches in Relationship To a Person

Composition of analysis from previous model tests of relationship of light source distance with shadow castings

Testing of Materials of Different Opacities

Shadow Analysis of Combinations of Different Materials and Different Geometries with Natural Lighting at Intervals of 1 Hour During the Day

Atmospheric Conditions of Selected Moments of the Physical Model

Site Plan of Effected Areas

Analysis of Existing Artificial Lighting Conditions of the Site

Floor Plans

Floor Plans

Final Section

Shadow Puppet Theatre

The project is inspired by the traditional shadow puppets of Indonesia. The initial idea for the project is based on reversing the idea behind the puppet master and the puppets. The built artefact is proposed to act as the shadow master whilst the shadows that are created control the user’s through the spaces like puppets.

The site that was selected is in between a block residential flats and Haggerston Station of Kingsland Road, East London. A series of material tests that showcase how to control lighting conditions allowed for the program for the design was fixed.

The program became a play on the current condition of London Flats not having enough space to dry laundry, it was decided that the design would become a giant washing line that would allow the occupants of the flats to socialise with one another whilst hanging their laundry. It was envisioned to be a giant social condenser

For
First Year Project at The Architectural Association
Type
Studio Design Project