Situated at the heart of the Dover campus, the IDC Gallery will become an exciting new space for research and knowledge sharing. Its 13m by 16m space will host an office/desk-space component, a small prototyping facility as well as an exhibition gallery to showcase some of the most exciting design research work at the IDC. The IDC Gallery will create space for a vibrant research community, project a theme of innovation and the Science of Design, while balancing efficient and effective use of resources.
Focal Point of IDC Gallery
The focal point of the IDC Gallery will be in its specially designed light fixtures (Light Hangers). A Light Hanger is made of a translucent material composed of a tubular body and pairs of attachment sockets. Inserting or removing an end-cap allows one to control light intensity while the fixture's geometry provides connection points for one to hang objects. One might use a single point to hang a plant pot, use two points to hang a fabric to make a screen, three or more to create a cabinet or shelving unit, or use multiple points altogether to create a complex three dimensional field and perhaps perform tests with flying robots, for instance. The Light Hangers act as a system of dense spatial connections inducing new ways of occupancy and types of connectivity.
East Coast Campus
The Light Hangers will be transported to the IDC facility at East Coast in future. With about 5000sqm of research space available to the IDC at East Coast, one can imagine the number of fascinating features that can be found at this research centre in 2015. The space will become a hub of design for SUTD and a cardiovascular system for its faculty, students and staff.