ARCH 505A: Graduate Architecture Design I Gallery: Rudiments

Atria Centralis

The Atria Centralis is designed to incorporate themes of eyelines, surveillance, natural light, and continuous movement. At any point inside the space, someone is able to have direct eyesight of the ground floor gallery. Constant eyesight and natural light from the atrium skylight are crucial to the ascending flow of movement – the movement of those within the space follows the movement of sunlight. Similar to the paths of the sun, the paths of the viewer are set and controlled, forcing viewers to move through the space in a certain way.