Performative Ceramics

Performative Ceramics

Performative Ceramic Screens was a research-led teaching competition organised by the Emergent Ceramics Lab at the Liverpool School of Architecture. The workshop focused on the design and fabrication of a prototype of sustainable ceramic light-diffusing ceiling for a museum, to distribute daylight while protecting light-sensitive art pieces.

By means of light-control techniques, geometrical analysis and contemporary digital design and prototyping tools, I explored the ceramic surface to generate a system that blocks direct light (to control heat and UV radiation) and distributes light uniformly throughout the room.

The final design comprises of series of slipcast porcelain tubes, shaped using a Voronoi grid system and with an undulating lower surface to break up the regularity of a standard honeycomb diffusion system. The porcelain tubes will be arranged in groups of tessellating units and hung in a metal frame.