Recent graduate Kine Solberg designed the 'Lenscape,' a innovative window panel made from circular glass lenses.
Solberg's objective was to maximize the amount of light hitting the glass surface, in order to distort the reflective view of the surrounding landscape. He explains, "Lenscape is an exploration of the window as a basic architectural element and the way it can be designed into an interactive feature in the interior. What Lenscape aims to achieve, is the design of a new interpretation of the window as a filter, be it in the sense of day-lighting, or in relation to the framed view."
The design uses two concentric metal frames to suspend the convex lenses, forming a "gimbal mechanism." This is essentially a system that permits rotational movement around multiple axis. The lenses are connected at various pivot points, allowing them to swivel in all different directions, and creative an alternative view pattern.
Kine Solberg Designed Innovative Window Panel That Manipulates Reflection
1. Circular Glass Lenses - The use of circular glass lenses in window panels presents an opportunity for innovative architectural designs and interactive features.
2. Maximizing Light Reflection - Maximizing the amount of light hitting the glass surface can disrupt the traditional view of surrounding landscapes and create unique visual experiences.
3. Gimbal Mechanism in Design - The incorporation of a gimbal mechanism in window panel design allows for rotational movement and swivel capabilities, providing new possibilities for window installations.
1. Architecture and Interior Design - Circular glass lenses and innovative window panel designs can transform architectural spaces and enhance interior design aesthetics.
2. Lighting and Daylighting Solutions - Maximizing light reflection through circular glass lenses opens opportunities for creative lighting solutions and daylighting strategies in various industries, such as commercial buildings and residential spaces.
3. Art and Installation Design - The use of the gimbal mechanism and alternative view patterns in window panel designs creates opportunities for artistic and visually engaging installations in public spaces, galleries, and museums.