Light in the city
Author(s)Srinivasan, Kavita, 1976-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.
William Porter and Anne Spirn.
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This thesis focuses on enhancing the awareness of light for the pedestrian,and using light as a way of revealing the structure of the city and its relation to the cosmos. It proposes that aesthetic qualities of light inform the design of urban public space. The qualities of light investigated in the thesis are inspired by artists, architects and public spaces. The proposed qualities combine with the existing vocabulary of light to produce a design proposal unique to the site. The design proposal is used to reflect on existing light regulations for cities like Boston. The site for this exploration is a dense urban strip in downtown Boston.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture; and, (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2002.Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-74).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture., Urban Studies and Planning.