Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Precedent: Stephen Holl

Lots of talk about 'windows that let light in but don't have views'. This image doesn't quite capture whats happening in this interior by Stephen Holl, but essentially its a double skin wall, with windows cut into the outer wall, and openings in the inner wall that don't line up with the outer wall openings. The back of this inner wall is painted in a colour, which then spills out from behind the gaps as subtle indirect coloured reflected light.
Photo: Stephen Holl, D.E Shaw Offices, 1992

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