Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Camera Obscura House
Designed by Franz Berzl and Gustav Deutsch
A Camera Obscura building was erected on the Greek island of Aegina as part of the European cultural project LIGHT I IMAGE I REALITY - The Aegina Academy 2003. It is a cylindrical building with 12 openings in hemispheric directions. The reflected light from its surroundings enters the cylinder through these openings and falls onto twelve screens hanging circularly off the ceiling. This way a panorama image of the surroundings is projected on to the screens, albeit flipped vertically as well as horizontally.
The building was erected on the foundations of an anti-aircraft base from WWII and is made up of steel and wood.
It is the first Camera Obscura building in Greece and the first one worldwide to create a panorama image.
Posted by melcheng at 12:32:00 am