“Through light, architecture becomes a corporeal figure, transforming material into intellectual pleasure.”
My fascination with how light determines the atmosphere and perception of space is what sets the intention of this thesis. The thesis explores how the architectural element of openings are used to allow and direct the spreading of light throughout space. It explores how built material is used to create the boundaries for the unfolding of light.
“Of the element of a room, the window is the most marvelous. The great American poet Wallace Stevens prodded the architect, asking,” what slice of the sun does your building have?” To paraphrase: What slice of the sun enters your room? What range of mood does the light offer from morning to night, from day to day, from season to season, and all through the years?”
The opening is what creates the connection between the outside and inside. Today there are certain requirements towards light in an architectural design, and there is a tendency the way these requirements are made and satisfied limits how daylight is directed in inhabitable spaces.
Through this architectural approach, I aim to create scenarios that invite moments of connection and activity through the intangible materials of light and shadow. I wish to establish an architecture that presents light in different ways and reminds us of the connections between life and the universe through light. A site-specific architecture formed by light is what sets the frame for moments of connections to the surroundings and the given moment.