Nova is a radiator-heating unit, mostly built by titanium and aluminum. It is a design that intends to manifest an essential aspect and identity of heat in a synaesthetic and typological expression. The surface of the heater would constantly interact with the growing heat from the bottom, and it would dramatically accumulate and record itself with the natural pattern of the expanding heat on the outer surface of the heater. The exquisite marriage between the functional element and its material feature creates a complete synaesthetic juxtaposition of the object, almost creating an ‘aura’ to the object identity.
The gradually expanding ‘aura’ and accumulated color of the Nova is the result of correspond between the material and the heat. The color of the growing pattern is naturally formed by interactively grown heat with the material and this may both physically and non-physically shows well the fundamental aspects and the story of the heat.