Introduction: Dynamic Solar Shade /// Using Water Bottles
This was an exercise in playing with a specific material and using it to manipulate light and shadow due to the transparent, yet rigid structure of water bottles.
Step 1: Collect Water Bottles
Step 2: Collect More Water Bottles
Step 3: Collect a Ton of Water Bottles
Step 4: Start Cutting
- You will need a knife or razor blade or box cutter and some industrial scissors.
Step 5: Cut 1.5 Inches From the Top
Step 6: End Up With This; Redo Step 5 for Every Bottle
Step 7: Repeat Until You Have a Lot of Caps
Step 8: Cut Excess Plastic Around Cap
Step 9: End Up With Only the Cap and Threads
Step 10: Repeat Step 9
Step 11: Make 1 Cut on Each Cap
Step 12: Snap 4 Caps to 1 Cap
Step 13: Snap While Maintaining the Pattern
Step 14: Keep Snapping
Step 15: Keep Snapping Until You Get the Desired Size
- This prototype consists of 384 caps (bottles) and measures 14" by 20"
- I imagine this being 8' by 10', consisting of 2,300 caps (bottles) and could be hung above exterior restaurant tables, bus stops, benches, public spaces etc.
Step 16: Light + Shadow Manipulation
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