Thor is a permanent installation located in the Gobektasi Hall at the Faculty of Architecture, METU.
Being mainly a floating oblique torus, Thor is composed of 943 transparent polycarbonate discs with a fresnel lens texture to interact with the sunlight. PC discs are production wastes of a local facility and they are hung by 475 strings, with a total length of 3190.24 meters, from the 16 square meter aluminum structure fixed to he ceiling of the building. 4 by 4 meter aluminum structure is an important part of the design, that ensures the smooth transition between the installation and 64 square meter wooden ceiling.
By Refik Burak Atatur and Gokhan Kinayoglu
*Far Eastern International Digital Architectural Design Awards 2007 – Top 10 Finalist
Copyright © 2010 Refik Burak Atatūr
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