the moving finger writes... library foyer glazing
(Design, Public Art)

 

'the moving finger writes and having writ moves on'

The Rubaiyat: Omar Khayyam

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the moving finger writes... library foyer glazing, public art, site-responsive, InSites, architectural glass, photographic, image text, design, language, braille, BSL

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the University of Withywood

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Bedminster Library

Mac Dunlop

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design concept:

To create a welcoming space
To maintain translucency and light
To be inclusive of different languages
To be inclusive of ?script? and communication technologies:
eg. mobile phone / typewriter
To evoke a sense of wonder / contemplation
re. the significance of words and language

Community Languages:
Finding text in one?s own first language is a welcoming experience for people using the library, in recognition of users that come from many ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Classic texts:
The inclusion of Classic texts, in English, Braille and the original language in which they were written; results in a designed ?visual and poetic collage? that is both educational
and pertinent to the function of the space.

Materials:
The interior and exterior surfaces of the glazing are utilised for layered digital image transparencies combined with vinyl etch. This creates a translucent surface which changes in relation to viewpoint and available light, preferable to flat 2D imaging.

 

 

interfaces of location and memory