ARCH 505A: Graduate Architecture Design I Gallery: Rudiments

Art and Cultural Center

The goal for this design was to maximize the amount of light entering throughout the structure while simultaneously enhancing the user’s experience. This was achieved by incorporating a diamond-shaped lightwell in the center, which allows for natural light to enter all levels of the structure. In addition, at each level, visitors are able to step into and experience the lightwell itself, which also serves as an outdoor gallery. The shape of this central lightwell, with its angled walls, also greatly inspired the rest of the design.