hanrahan Meyers architects (hMa) have pursued investigations into light as an area of special interest. hMa has pursued light by developing new window and skylight prototypes, and through the use of color both as a direct and reflected medium.
The above project is hMa’s prototype study for a glass screening device. The screen can be adjusted to allow differing aspects of light through a set of metal pieces, which forms a flexible ‘fabric’ in front of a clear glass window. The window looks toward a busy urban street, and sits in front of a private library collection; a space for reading and storing books. The screen removes the disruption of an urban landscape, while allowing natural light to filter into the library. The library contains rare books, and the screen is designed to control the quantity of natural light.
Read more on Light research in Victoria Meyers' book Designing with Light.
LIGHT MONITOR DIAGRAM FOR HMA'S INFINITY CHAPEL
For more information about Infinity Chapel, visit hMa's website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com.