Thursday, January 9, 2014

TODO Festival: [R]ed[U]x Lab + Opticianado

In parallel with the display of installation prototype work at Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science at this year's TODO Festival, [R]ed[U]x Lab are proud to have an opportunity to participate in the TODO Junction Kick-off Weekend at Opticianado with a window installation entitled Eyes on the Street.  Not only is this yet again another great opportunity for [R]ed[U]x lab to engage not only the wider Toronto community, but also to collaborate with colleagues at Ryerson University from biomedical engineering.

As described in the brief:

"This modest installation plays on one of Jane Jacob’s three characteristics of successful neighborhoods, notably the need for “Eyes on the Street.” A playful take on Jacob’s tenet for safe and engaged communities, this installation activates and calls for interaction with the public. By day the installation serves as an engaging matrix supporting stylish eyewear, while in the evening the once static form comes to life with sunset. In the evening, the matrix’s array of lights illuminate behind the eyewear in response to the activity on the street and sidewalk outside the storefront."

Here are some renderings of the design as it evolved from the initial stages.

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