Architecture - Page 59

Camera Obscura

© Abre Etteh

We have always been fascinated by light. It has been seen as a symbol of goodness and knowledge.

This experiment is envisaged in a 1950’s, 4 bed roomed, former city council house in Leeds, UK to serve as a place to sleep, work and read.

Two roof lights and a window are fitted with converging lenses on blinds that project the changing textures of the sky unto the muted surfaces of the room.

The vividness of the projection depends on the strength of the light at a certain time of day.
As the sun traces a path across the sky, the different apertures project an image into the room in stark contrast with its flat planes.

This proposal is an attempt to pull the user into the depths of the sky.

This is my dream.

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Lazy (and Good) Friday ~ Links

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Who: Sadahiro Shimizu, Masatoshi Matsuzaki & Yuko Shimizu / Atelier.A5
What: Single family residence
Where: Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture
When: March 2009
How: One-story wood frame construction
Site Area: 3,980 square feet (365m2)
Construction Area:
Total Floor Area: 1,399 square feet (129.95m2)

~ House in Inage ~
Who: Takeshi Sumikura
What: Single family residence
Where: Inage-ku, Chiba City
When: December 2007
How: Two-story wood frame construction
Site Area: 1,574 square feet (146.26m2)
Construction Area: 857 square feet (79.58m2)
Total Floor Area: 1,439 square feet (133.66m2)
Photographer: Makoto Yoshida