People's Choice Winner - Student

Marzieh Noorani

Concept Statement:
Cosmic is always a source of lights and movement. Central light is the source of everything and also there is a hidden geometry in the cosmic, which could be found by investigating the connection among light sources. By the theme cosmic, Carbolight has been designed to draw the concept of light, geometry, and shadows. The fixtures are three-dimensionally balanced by carbon fiber strands that connect two points with a straight line by grouping and overlapping of multiple points and lines. Carbolight implies both simplicity and complexity. Simplicity arises from basic connections that allow the strands to span between two points. Complexity is embodied in the resulting compound curvature. The light fixtures are suspended centerpiece pendants with sculptural linear strands through which light casts dramatically and gently to illuminate the environment. The combination of these linear elements and center-mounted light creates spectacular shadows on surrounding surfaces.

Project Specs:
The project could be built with carbon fiber filament pre-impregnated with epoxy resin to stay malleable and sticky until baked. In this case, cardboard was used as the mold because removing it from the object is easy by cutting it or dissolving in water. The carbon fiber was wrapped around these edges in a predefined pattern to create a fluid shape with straight lines.
18" W x 18" L x 14" H

I am student at North Carolina State University in the USA. I am planning to finish my Master of Architecture degree in 2017. I also have Master of landscape degree and bachelor’s degree in architecture. I love to design furniture and lighting fixtures as well, and my philosophy is complexity and simplicity at the same time. Exploring new material and fabrication process is my research interest, and I’ve done couple researches in this area.

Place of Origin:
Raleigh, US