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Light transferring

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2014 Winter Olympic Stadium, Populous Jan 2014

2014 Winter Olympic Stadium, Populous

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Crystalline skin

The crystalline skin engages with its surroundings by day, and provides iconic representation of the color and spectacle of the games when illuminated at night. It is also a lightweight material.


Soumaya Museum, Lar + Fernando Romero Jan 2011

Soumaya Museum, Lar + Fernando Romero

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Translucent concrete.

Properties of material: Translucent Concrete filters light and makes spaces feel light and open without sacrificing the material’s structural integrity.


El B Auditorium And Congress Hall, Selgas Cano Jan 2011

El B Auditorium And Congress Hall, Selgas Cano

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Polycarbonate tubes, backed by screen

Material used: Steel frame; Transparent methacrylate; Transparent + translucent polycarbonate; Polycarbonate tubes, backed by screen

Properties of material: All the material, both aluminium and plastic, is manufactured from a single extruded section, varied in placement and colour to give the appearance of multiple pieces.


Lace And Fashion International City, Moatti & Riviere Jan 2009

Lace And Fashion International City, Moatti & Riviere

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Glass silk screen.

Material used: The screen-printed glass wall was developed specifically to embellish the city’s history in lace making

Properties of material: Reinforced glass


Hemeroscopium House By Ensamble Studio, Ensamble Studio, Anton Garcia-Abril Jan 2008

Hemeroscopium House By Ensamble Studio, Ensamble Studio, Anton Garcia-Abril

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Prefabricated concrete beams.

Properties of material: Imposes “lightness” despite the heavy structural beams


Miroiterie Flon, B+W Arechiture Sarl Jan 2007

Miroiterie Flon, B+W Arechiture Sarl

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: PTFE coated glass fabric outer layer, 3 ply ETFE inner layers

Properties of material: Tensile structure; illumination


Fendi, Peter Marino Architects Jan 2005

Fendi, Peter Marino Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Textured glass, travertine.

Material used: Crystal Cognac glass with rain texture.

Properties of material: Due to the combination of the material’s texture and a backlight, the hallway glows magnificently.


Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Games Cauldron, Wet Design Jan 2002

Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Games Cauldron, Wet Design

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Laminated glass.

Properties of material: The cauldron is constructed of the Laminated Glass which is a wire-less, fire-resistant glass. If impacted, the glass adheres to the interlayer, reducing risk of injuries to spectators below.


Kunsthal, Office Of Metropolitan Architecture Jan 1993

Kunsthal, Office Of Metropolitan Architecture

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Corrugated plastic panels.

Properties of material: Usually used in industrial settings. Allows a soft light to filter to the interior exhibit spaces while also hiding the street views. Creates a watercolor effect.


Institut Du Monde Arabe, Jean Nouvel Jan 1987

Institut Du Monde Arabe, Jean Nouvel

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Metal panel.

Properties of material: A shifting geometric pattern is formed and showcased as both light and void. Squares, circles, and octagonal shapes are produced in a fluid motion as light is modulated