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Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses2010 (PC020404.09) ➔ Sub-Terra Aperatures: Shedding (Natural) Light On Pennsylvania Station


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Stephen Kaye (designer)
Alexa Griffith Winton (thesis advisor)




Subterranean spaces exist in every urban environment. These spaces often neglect how daylight can shape, redefine, and create an experience in this otherwise electrically lit space. By investigating the daylighting qualities of the atrium, this can ultimately improve the perception and quality of life for workers and commuters that use these urban subterranean spaces on a daily bases. Pennsylvania Station provides an ideal location to merge underground typologies together and look at how deformations of the ceilings, walls, and floors allow new transitions to occur above and below ground.



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