This public installation works as a walk-in-walk-out colour therapy tool for the urban member who might feel the need to balance out the sensory system. The concept and installation design was developed from urban studies and research by psychological architect Jan Gehl. Through close observation on human senses, communication and dimension in relation to architecture and objects - the proposed installation functions as a space within the public space, to enhance general psychological health and well being.
The in-depth theory on how to read human senses in order to find balance with colour, dimension and layout in the designed space is categorised according to activities. This proposal is adapted to the most common activity in our daily lives - the necessary activities - in this case, urban transportation. In public space, outside work or educational facilities, this spatial installation could live out its full potential.
The patterns have been developed from organic objects which our senses and vision can distinguish and recognise. From reflected objects, the created patterns are colour coded according to how humans feel when surrounded by that specific colour. The result is a highly engaging and therapeutic visual public experience.
The cube installation aims to bring back balance to senses that might have been disrupted or disturbed by urban noise and stressful city life. By working with light - where the patterns are projected on all four glass walls - we create a 360° degree, infinite sensory room. The projection itself could either be on a timed schedule; or preferably, adapted according to the person who is reflected on the outside of the cube. The ideal time frame to fully engage with the patterns would depend on location and demand.