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Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses2009 (PC020404.08) ➔ Skin of Light: A Tool to Reorganize the Nocturnal Street Image


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Yi-Chang (Kyle) Chen (designer)
Alexa Griffith Winton (thesis advisor)
Derek Porter (thesis advisor)
Kimberly Ackert (thesis advisor)
Nathalie Rozot (thesis advisor)
Peter M. Wheelwright (thesis advisor)




The design of the architecture façade(the “skin”) has evolved from providing basic protection and a decorative surface to becoming an important element in urban socialization: It both reflects society’s values and instigates social practice. “Skin of Light” proposes a new outlook on architectural façade lighting which not only takes the urban context and history of the space into consideration but also its contemporary social dimension. By means of various lighting strategies corresponding with different context and scale, “Skin of Light” will use façade lighting design on a culturally meaningful section of Wall Street to re-create the significance of its architecture, and to reorganize the relationship between people, buildings and urban space in a novel nocturnal street image and performance.



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