| UWMA410 | Lampshade Hotel | Aparna Datey | Duration: 4 Weeks, Fall, 2007 |
Given a highly dynamic site set in a challenging urban condition with adjacency, view, and accessibility concerns students were to program a boutique hotel. Redefining the program an experiment with light and surface was explored after issues of form were resolved. The façade of this hotel changes its properties based on the time of day and quality of light. During the day the volume appears to cascade across the surface, blanketing the volume. At night the structure stands illuminated against the night sky; user interaction defines the gradient.