SUTD-MIT IDC Space @ Dover
Designer: Assistant Professor Sawako Kaijima
Client: Singapore University of Technology and Design
“The International Design Centre’s showroom (@ Dover Campus) is a space configured for design research and knowledge sharing. The 13m x 16m space hosts an office/desk-space component, a small prototyping lab as well as an exhibition gallery providing a unique environment for showcasing IDC’s design research work.
The space features an illuminated-ceiling installation comprised of ca. 6000 custom designed lighting components. The patent-pending design developed for the project uses low power and heat emission LED elements housed in a special refractive lens enclosure.
The expressive three dimensional distributions of fixtures create an ambient spatial experience without shadow suitable for IDC research activities and exhibition functions. The space is re-configurable by suspending partitions and exhibition objects from the connector sockets integrated in each light fixture.
The SUTD-MIT IDC Space @ Dover won the 2014 INSIDE (magazine) award.