Born, raised and educated in Sydney. University of Sydney Architecture graduate. University of Sydney Master of Design Science (Illumination) graduate.
Have designed over 150 projects in 11 countries, including major Institutional and Diplomatic buildings, mass housing, luxury residences, exhibitions, stage and film design.
Partner in large International Architectural Practice until 1999.
Taught at University of Sydney Architecture and University of NSW Architecture. Full time lecturer at UTS since 2004.Now part-time teaching in Interior Architecture
Lighting, Interiors, Architecture, Design, Theatre, Music, Travel
Registered Architect with BOANSW
Interior Lighting UG & PG
Deray, K & Day, M 2013, 'Mediation of knowledge construction of historic sites: Embodied interaction + space' in Knowledge Visualization Currents: From Text to Art to Culture, pp. 167-178.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© Springer-Verlag London 2013. This chapter focuses upon the reframing of cultural heritage as a bodily experience articulated through narrative-based media. The concept of mediation is introduced and explored as a knowledge-intensive process made accessible through embodied interaction. As such, the mediation process is shaped through the reformulation of embodied experience that both customizes the interaction process and shapes resultant insights effecting information revelation and the construction of knowledge. This chapter demonstrates a mediation framework, discusses ambient design guidelines for maintaining the integrity of the mediation, and mediation strategies that enhance bodily experience of historic content. The approach is demonstrated over a scenario applied to an historic site that explores the mediation process through low-fidelity prototyping executed in an experimental manner.
Deray, K & Day, MB 2011, 'Mediation of Knowledge Construction of Historic Sites through Embodied Interaction', Proceedings 15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, International Conference on Information Visualisation, IEEE Computer Society, London, United Kingdom, pp. 588-593.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
This paper focuses upon the reframing of cultural heritage as bodily experience articulated through narrative based media. The concept of mediation is introduced and explored, as a knowledge intensive process that integrates the production and construction of information interfaces. Such interfaces are negotiated through, and translated by, bodily interaction and bodily reasoning. As such, the mediation process is shaped through the reformulation of kineasthetic, somatic and embodied experiences, that both, customize the interaction process, and shape the resultant outputs that effect construction of knowledge. For enhancement of the mediation process, guidelines for maintaining the integrity of the mediation are discussed. The approach is demonstrated over several projects that explore these concerns through low fidelity prototypes executed in an experimental manner.
Day, MB 2006, 'Improving Lighting Design by improving undergraduate lighting education', Convention/Technical Papers Our Lighting Future, Our Lighting Future, IES Illumination Engineering Society, Manly,NSW,Australia.
Day, MB 2015, 'PrimeOrderly - Eternity's Rhythm', Newington Armory.
design of 7 luxury houses in Brunei, based on an innovative modular planning system
Background Photographic exhibitions traditionally show works on white walls with evenly distributed lighting, with emphasis on the works, not the surrounding environment. `Written with darkness was an exhibition of a selection of photographs that had darkness as their primary subject, theme or technique. The design of the display attempted to reinforce these ideas by using black walls, accurately focused lighting and preprogrammed dimming in selected areas that only turned on for a limited time Contribution We were interested in how viewers would react when they were forced to look at the works in an unexpected way would they question how they saw and perhaps even how the photographers saw how their subjects were lit? The photographs emerged from the darkness (rather like an image gradually appears in the chemicals in the photographers darkroom) and then faded back into the darkness. Viewers had to wait some time if they wanted to see the same work again or they could move on to the next work that became illuminated. To our knowledge this type of display had not been attempted before. Significance The exhibition had hundreds of visitors and scores of them recorded their reactions. Comments were either enthusiastic about how stimulating the technique was or outraged that they had been forced to view in a controlled way. Many thought it was disrespectful to the artists but in fact all artists had agreed and approved of the result. The exhibition was widely reviewed in the newspapers and specialist press, with equally split opinions.
As part of the Vivid - Smart Light Sydney Festival, 17 May - 14 June 2009, of which I was an instigator, I contributed to four events that generated and demonstrated new concepts and understandings about lighting technology and application
Day, MB, Bowman, C & Day, MB, 'Light_Notations', Kensington Contemporary 2, Chippendale.
A 2m x 2m x 2m cube with peephole. Cube contained rotating acrylic prisms reflecting and refracting moving images from a projector on to mirrored walls
Day, MB, 'Radiant City', Customs House.
The historic façade of Customs House was lit using a variety of lamps of different colour temperatures
Day, MB, 'SuperLux: Smart Light Cities', Cuctoms House, Sydney.
3 site-specific light works by UTS Master of Lighting Design students
Day, MB, 'Beams Arts Festival'.
I curated and co-ordinated 60 light-art works by UTS lighting students and local artists
Day, MB Equilibrium Design Inc. 2006, Yang Jiang Masterplan, pp. 1-10, Yang Jiang.
Masterplan and feasability report for middle class mass housing scheme for city of Yang Jiang, China