With the problem of too much southern sunlight coming in from the clerestory windows in the freshman studio at Miami University, my capstone studio group set out to find a solution. We came up with a collaborative design. Inspired by a "Keep Cincinnati Beautiful" project, we got the idea to take banners that were going to waste around the campus and the city, cut them into strips, and weave them into reused nets donated by the university. We also used old coroplast signs that were going to waste as the ribs for the nets.
With a lot of organization and man hours, we harnessed the efforts of the entire department to assist with the cutting and weaving of the banners.
While the entire timeline of the project streched over two semesters, the final phase of implementation, including weaving and hoisting the nets into place, was impressively completed in one week.