hunting the virtual light
This design research project explains the un-exploited visions of light caustics, how these can be applied and developed further in Architecture? Shaping immaterial architecture, light forms spaces, and evokes back the historic applications of light architecture and its strong communicative ”power”. This research project proposes a desire to challenge the use of technologies available in the architectural field, overcome any historical limitations and conceive an all-round tool of form, function and experience. From analogue to digital to computational, this research engages in a continual serial exchange between the visual and the technical. The computational translation of light itself follows the complex nature of optics hitting a pre-designed undulating surfaces generating multiple 3D light iterations. This process generates intricate and elaborate geometries that represent an architectural vision and a creative digital form finding. For the very first time light was able to generate an architectural language where form, matter and function co-exist through a one cohesive process.