Modulating Light

“A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must
be unmeasurable.”

—Louis Kahn


In this assignment, you will develop an architectural module to function as a sun-shading device or brise-soleil. The challenge is to develop a repeatable element that aggregates to form a partition that modulates light between two sides. For the purposes of this project, you will be given a site on which to situate your design. You are going to explore light and shadow patterns using subtractive fabrication tools (CNC mill) to create apertures through your module. The manner in which your module stacks or connects to adjacent modules is central to the overall effect of light modulation.


Project Description