Invisible House

On the interior, architecture is systematically removed from one’s visual perception, only the objects which escape any form of permanence will appear. During the night, the living room is a black void, and during the day it becomes a white void. At night, only the essential is illuminated. Objects are detected by infrared beams, and illuminated according to their presence and location.

The floor and ceiling are composed of 3.50 cm x 3.50 cm corresponding tiles. The ceiling tile contains a grid of 16 LED lights with infrared sensors.The floor tile has 16 infrared receivers which correspond to the ceiling tile sensors, creating a field of invisible vertical infrared beams within the space. When an object interrupts those beams, the corresponding ceiling LED narrow spotlights turn on.

Team: Patrick Tierney, Michael deJong