Shadow Dome

Exhibit Design

Where did the shadow go?
- said a 5 year-old visitor of the Exploratorium Museum

...While playing with a wooden block lamp, the kid noticed that suddenly the shadow was gone.

What if we can create a more controlled environment that could contain all these stories and explorations at the same time?

A great example of a controlled environment is the exhibition called Tactile Dome, a geodesic dome structure, that I used to see every day on my way to the Tinkering Studio. With this as a reference, it was time to create a paper prototype to explore and visualize the idea.

The result was a laser-cut modular cardboard dome, attached with cardboard joints, that can be assembled and disassembled without the need for tools or any glue.

The dome created a more closed and controlled environment, which turned out to be a great space to explore with colored lights, textures, and movement.

Materials: Cardboard
Project for the Tinkering Studio @ Exploratorium