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Fog Bank: An Installation's Effects Create An Affective Environment

Fog was the 'affective environment' chosen by California Polytechnical Institute (Cal Poly) architecture students Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin for their Senior Thesis Design.  Their intriguing and very effective Fog Bank installation explores the many properties of fog as it interacts with light, texture, and movement. 

Exhibiting at the 3A Studio in San Francisco, a space owned by Mark Horton Architects, Fog Bank is composed of clear plastic tubes clustered together to form surfaces derived from their surroundings.  Texture, background, and lighting can make patches of fog opaque or reflective.  Movement works with light to animate the fog, make it shimmer, or diffuse it.  And, of course, all of these effects create affect, depending on your perspective.

 

Fog Bank, Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin: ©Mark Horton ArchitectureFog Bank, Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin: ©Mark Horton Architecture

 

 Fog Bank, Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin: ©Mark Horton ArchitectureFog Bank, Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin: ©Mark Horton Architecture

 

Fog Bank, Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin: ©Mark Horton ArchitectureFog Bank, Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin: ©Mark Horton Architecture

 

Fog Bank, Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin: ©Mark Horton ArchitectureFog Bank, Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin: ©Mark Horton Architecture

 

And this... is one cool poster capturing one affect of fog as environment.

 

Fog Bank, Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin: ©Mark Horton ArchitectureFog Bank, Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin: ©Mark Horton Architecture

 

Mark Horton Architecture, Architizer via Notcot