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Spatial Sfumato

The project draws inspiration from a Renaissance painting technique called sfumato, used for softening the transition of colors or the edge between plastic forms and space. Further, the sfumato is a feature in three-dimensional objects (form) and space, differing from the chiaroscuro, which utilizes light contrast to achieve a sense of volume and plastic form. From the inside, the students experience a white often expanding volume. The push-and-pull effect caused by the “moving” walls and dancing windows, which frame unique views to the outside, acts as an educational apparatus for the kids.