The project critiques the sensory overload aspect of autism through check points that magnify one sense more than the others by manipulating and/or impregnating interfacing to allow either smell, touch, taste, hearing, or sight to become the main focus of a person’s experience while in the space. Interfacing is a material commonly used to stiffen clothing garments and has similar properties of a previous material study model with toilet paper and acrylic gloss varnish. Through pleating and folding the interfacing and creating an operable system, the natural curvature of the material is allowed to follow the structural aluminum tubes. Different forms of attachment to the existing buildings are required depending on the location of the checkpoint, such as at a single wall or spanning between two walls.
Status: School Project
Location: Burbank, CA, US