Highline and Elevate are two installations that reveal hidden circulation patterns through the built environment. It reveals the traffic of pedestrians as cast shadows of simulated light, illuminating the hidden elements in unexpected spaces, addressing the magic and complexity of city living.
Highline was the first iteration, a site specific proposal for the "underbelly" of New York City's Highline park at the intersection of 16th Street and 10th Avenue. In this iteration, pedestrian traffic on the highline is visible as shadows cast by the illuminated overpass. The highline, as well as the sky, are revealed through the steel via a lighting system.
Elevate is a second site specific iteration of this concept, shown at the 2011 ITP Winter Show. Elevate reveals the traffic of show visitors (on the fourth floor) on the lobby ceiling. In a similar way as with the Highline project, traffic is represented as an ambient light installation, revealing the complexity of spaces and perception afforded by the built environment.
This project is a collaboration with Engin Ayas, Filipa Thomaz, and Kimi Spencer.
Please see Engin's description of it, it is very nice.