Light Shunning House
The Light Shunning House is Michael’s diploma project. It is sited on a small site wedged between an old farmhouse and a six-storey block of flats in Innsbruck, which as a city, is wedged in the mountainous folds of the Alps. Instead of traditional threshold conditions between inside and outside set up by doors and windows, this project proposes a convoluted and transformable envelope that negotiates these conditions through gradual transformation. The envelope is made of thick layers of felt and actuated by a machine.
With this project Michael has set out on his journey to discover the potentials of transformable structures and, introduced the concept of stuelping. Since then he experiments with various actuation technologies exploring their space-making potential.
Felt, timber, steel, brass, silicone, vulcanised rubber