I’ve been working on a series that deconstructs design elements of architecture, which comes from my background as an architect. This project was inspired by the architecture of typical grain elevators that were built along the rustbelt cities of America. I won’t get into the architectural significance of these buildings, but instead, I’ll just say that this project started with the overall form of the grain elevators. From there, I combined it with the way that some natural beehives in trees start to twist as they grow in size.
Ultimately, I ended up with this dynamic cardboard light that I named “Hive Light”. I really need to get more creative with names… Anyhow, here are some photographs of the light fixture and for anyone interested in learning more about how it was designed, 3D modeled, laser cut, and assembled, here’s a link to my YouTube video.
Hope it inspires your projects!
Here’s what a typical grain elevator in Buffalo, NY looks like: