Benjamin Bomben

Light Machine

The project explores the concept and possibilities of light in architecture. Light is extremely complex and as a result, is represented with an extremely complex architectural form. The aim of the light house is to explore the concept of daylight as a creator of environment. The house utilizes an organization of shifting surfaces to achieve a range of light and shadow throughout the day, changing the depth and experience of the overall form. Moreover, the house explores the complexity of these surfaces through an exploration of components in time. This experience within time is represented through a series of cubist style drawings to develop a deep understanding of the built form. With numerous inputs and potential outputs as a result of the complexity, the house becomes a type of abstract machine inspired by Deleuze & Guattari. Furthermore, the project is a conceptual exploration of how light engages with architecture and the complexity associated with it.

Toronto Metropolitan Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.