Chiaroscuro City//AU17

Course Description

Chiaroscuro City Studio is an exploration into the light and the dark elements that define architectural interventions. This studio began with the study of light through a lamp fixture, giving students the opportunity to realize a finished product and the way it relays light on its subject. The Museum of Ladders, sited in Pioneer Square, is the culmination of the studio projects. The museum must display a variety of ladder exhibits as well as create an illuminated, inclusive, public space for the neighborhood. By scaling up the lamp studies to the size of a building, the museum acts as a lantern to both the street and the alley as well as to the city as a whole.