Cooper Horizon, 2011

The Cooper Union. New York. US

2011 Cooper Horizon, Jakob Oredsson 2011 Cooper Horizon, Jakob Oredsson 2011 Cooper Horizon, Jakob Oredsson

Description

A line of light spanning the western facade of The Cooper Union building on Manhattan, New York. In the third floor architecture studio fluorescent tubes are installed facing outwards in each window. The fluorescent tubes are switched on two hours before sunset each day. As the light of day gradually decreases the line of light becomes increasingly visible both from the inside and outside of the building. Within the studio light reflected in the glass of the windows and the white walls causes an ambient glow. From within the urban context a distinct line of light is seen accentuating the architecture and its ever-changing light conditions, interior and exterior.

Collaborator

Kyle Schroeder

Materials/Dimensions

16 fluorescent tubes (app. 50 m)