Forced Perspective Paint Design - Iridescent STEM Studio, LA - Ioana Urma
forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, pinkish-red and bright green, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA

Forced Perspectives

Extremely long, narrow (16 ft wide) and tall spaces were made to feel wider through forced perspective paint design. Bold, and particularly warm, colors - from Iridescent’s logo - were used to enliven these north facing spaces used by children after school.
The triangulated design also masks the odd geometry of the space with a ceiling that is cut up and varies in form, holding it all together like a fun collage. Fun is important, as this space is used by children for hands-on STEM workshops.

Paint Design

Iridescent-ONR STEM Design Studio, Downtown LA, CA

Dimensions

(2) 16.5′ wide x 42′ deep x 19′ tall spaces

For

Iridescent
study model of forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, pinkish-red and bright green, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
Extremely long, narrow (16 ft wide) and tall spaces were made to feel wider through forced perspective paint design. Bold, and particularly warm, colors - from Iridescent’s logo - were used to enliven these north facing spaces used by children after school.
forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, pinkish-red and bright green, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
study model of forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, pinkish-red and bright green, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, pinkish-red and bright green, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
The triangulated design also masks the odd geometry of the space with a ceiling that is cut up and varies in form, holding it all together like a fun collage. Fun is important, as this space is used by children for hands-on STEM workshops.
The big scale of the colored areas also helps divert attention away from the many small and diseparate objects placed in the unavoidably disorganized fashion of a maker’s lab.
forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, and pinkish-red, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
study model of forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, pinkish-red and bright green, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, and pinkish-red, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
The big scale of the colored areas also helps divert attention away from the many small and diseparate objects placed in the unavoidably disorganized fashion of a maker’s lab.
Iridescent rainbow logo on brick wall facing forced perspective triangulated paint design walls, in matching colors, LA
forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, pinkish-red and bright green, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
Due to their very narrow scale, the studios were very difficult to photograph. The study models, as distant aerial views, show the design of the spaces more accurately than the distorted photo collages. The models also eliminated a need for drawings; the painters didn’t need anything else to understand the design.
Due to their very narrow scale, the studios were very difficult to photograph. The study models, as distant aerial views, show the design of the spaces more accurately than the distorted photo collages. The models also eliminated a need for drawings; the painters didn’t need anything else to understand the design.
forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, pinkish-red and bright green, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, and bright green, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
study model of forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, pinkish-red and bright green, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA
forced perspective paint design, triangulating walls in bright yellow, navy, and pinkish-red, in kids STEM after-school studio, Iridescent, LA

Work/Credits

Design & Photos: Ioana Urma. Painting: Lester & Nestar Gordillo.