Florence Nightingale: “Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion”
Steven Hawking: “If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered."
“The human mind will not allow us to find the ultimate theory as it is too afraid of what proceeds it.”
I am going to use the combination of the two quotes as the base for my design. I want to use the idea of the fear of the ultimate, using lighting along with floor, wall and ceiling elements to draw the player closer to ‘the ultimate’ (‘the ultimate’ maybe represented by lighting/ leading paths) but never actually being able to reach it. I also want to use the quotes separately to address the two individual meanings and to draw emphasis to these ideas within the architectural elements… i.e creating emotions such as apprehension and fear of the surprise, along with using the idea of a journey through time and the sense of discovery to experience each of the spaces.
Another idea I would like to explore is to create a serious feel to each of the labs to highlight the distinction between the in transition space and the working space. I hope to achieve this by using diffused lighting and withdrawing any type of view or specific architectural interest as to limit the possible distractions within the lab spaces.