Ziel des Workshops war die freie und assoziative Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema Licht. Als Einstieg in den Workshop wurden Langzeitbelichtungen mit verschiedenen Lichtquellen im Fotostudio aufgenommen.
Jeder Student entwickelte im Anschluss verschiedene Ansätze und Konzepte, dabei entstanden experimentelle Modelle oder Renderings.
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Inverted Light Bulb | Christian Marschollek
For over 130 years, filament lamps light up our homes. In addition to numerous new developments to generate light, the filament lamp is capable of emitting a truly sun-like light spectrum. The filament lamp follows an easily comprehensible principle. A helical wire is traversed by an electric current, because of the internal resistance of the wire it starts to heat up and emits visible light. The shape of the coiled filament of the light source is formed even in the outer shape of the lamp. To illustrate the working principle of the incandescent lamp a topological inversion of the functional elements of the filament was made. That is, metal is not surrounded by glass, but glass by metal. The filament is projected through a lens upwards to the opposite surfaces.
HexOLED | Clemens Grapentin
A design concept made of light and technology. Hexoled is the idea of a more flexible light source. By using modern techniques, the light source gets a new shape. The luminaire consists of two parts. The first part is made of three OLED panels (organic light emitting diode). They radiate diffuse light. The second part comprises an aluminium rack with joints which work like human joints. They are fixed by the clamps. The OLEDs are also movable. Therefore, they can focus the light. The light panels are two-dimensional and connected to the rack which looks rather linear. Without using lampshades or characteristic light bulbs the concept demonstrates the possibility of giving luminaries a new appearance based on recent technology.
Utility lamp | Frank Teßmer
The Utility lamp is a new generation of flashlight. You don´t hold it in your hand. You wear it. The biggest advantage of this unique styled lamp is the NHBU or Normal Human Behavior Usage. Point at something and illuminate it. Grab something and light it up. You won´t project the shadows of your hands on the object you want to grab, because your palm is the light source. This lamp is perfect for outdoor usage. You can combine it with a glove so you can wear it even in the winter. The Utility lamp has a lightweight construction, is shockproof and water resistant. The long-life LEDs are powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery. An extra bright LED is placed on the pointing finger and with the thumb switch you can turn the light on and off.
Stream of Light | Heike de Quadros
The main thought behind this unusual lamp is the representation of water as a full stream of light. Light, the power source of life, is warm and stimulating. In contrast, water is cooling and relaxing. The water hydrant, which is normally used for firefighting, and the simulation of flowing water through the use of optic fibers create an ambient light with a special touch. The light flow is regulated by a water valve. A round mesh visually hidden in the mouth of the water hydrant holds the optical fiber in place and creates the illusion of a full stream of light. Together with the light generator, the fiber harness is placed in the stand and connected to a power supply. A dimmer can be installed in order to regulate the intensity of the light.
Night & Day | Ramona Stelzer
Night & Day is a conception for a rest area in the city which connects the functionality of seating furniture with an innovative lighting design. During the day the furniture is basically used as a comfortable seat in strategic significant and narrow areas like municipal parks or the pedestrian areas. At night time Night & Day morphs into a floral light installation. By emitters inserted in the bottom, the seating area, which is made of light translucent concrete, gets illuminated and the pattern gets visible, so that the pedestrian area morphs into a Garden of Light.