Keywords: Threshold, Mirage, Space, Experience, Experiment
This design experimentation intends to create a relationship between touch and vision by contemplating the concept of heat as a form of touch. More specifically, the design concept is to use the hazing effect created by warm air at a store entrance in cold weather. The hazing effect is created when the warm air, produced by four custom heating pipes near the entrance, makes contact with the cold air. The haze, the invisible property of heat turned into a visual dimension, allows the heating effect of the inside to be seen from the outside. The haze and the shimmering heat would make one feel and sense that they are crossing into a different space or place. This design experimentation seeks to question potential methods of utilising synaesthetic properties in relation to spatial experience.
HAZE MAKING EXPERIMENTATION
Gas,Fire, Ice, Heat Surface
Heat haze, also known as heat shimmer is a natural effect that happens when light passes through the heated air rising up. Light travels fast in warm air, and slower in colder air. Whenever light passes through different temperatures of air, it curves towards the colder layer air and creates a certain refraction.