‘Slow Becoming Delightful’ was Will's final project while completing the MArch program at the Bartlett. Designed to draw attention to the magical properties of weather events, the installation consisted of a series of passively activated pressure vessels linked to an array of humidity tanks. Over a period of time, energy and water is collected and stored. When the ‘ideal’ circumstances were in place a fine mist was dispersed creating a rainbow.
This installation in the Kielder Forest was an ephemeral moment. Using the scan as an almanac, sun path studies predicted potential territories and times when the installation could operate. This was then visualised by placing designed elements back in amongst pointcloud data to produce a series of drawings which amalgamate digital and real.
The sub-millimetre resolution of terrestrial laser scanning was capable of uncovering previously hidden site details and conditions. This unparalleled level of site information could then be fed into traditional workflows to create propositions capable of exploring and exploiting these extremes in tolerances.