Coded Louvers

Price 101/Apache Blvd Station, Tempe, AZ

Linear edgelit, LED Lighting, photo cell, electronics; 2009

Designed for Metro Valley Rail in Tempe Arizona, this project was inspired by the coded languages used in this area (Navaho Code talkers and Morse code.) A cyphered poem inspired by the area is translated into Morse code and written on the leading face of the louvers of this station. Each side of the station has different colored scheme for way-finding purposes and the “bleed through” of color and ciphered text echos the bright colors of traditional Mexican blankets.

Special thanks to MB Finerty at METRO and Mickey Laurent/ Highlight Electrical