Date of Award

Spring 6-2-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)



First Advisor

Hansy Better

Second Advisor

David Kim

Third Advisor

Chris Rose


In this project, I try to explore the relationship between light and shadow, light and image. From exploring the formula of lens refraction, to observe unique path of object moves created by nature. I am always exploring and trying to use architecture in response to light and to sculpture light, and attract people to come to this space feeling light, interact with light. In this space, people, architecture, light and shadows are as the elements of mutual equality, influence in interaction, waving the space tighter.

Project is located in Pemaquid Point, Maine State. In the day time light are mainly from sun. Part of the sunlight is reflected from water and goes through lens embedded in the lower part of wall, making the image projected in the interwall clearly. The other part of sun shines through wall holes directly, with changing sun path of sunrise and sunset, drawing the ever-changing shadow on the wall. After twilight, lights are mainly from artificial light, in the space, flowing flows shadow and light, looking for another magical space.

The blind spot which I studied in the beginning of this project is referred to a space which has no response to the light. When light cannot find a screen which can response to, this space becomes a seemingly bottomless black hole. 03

Included in

Architecture Commons



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