The Tectonics of Transparency Sculpture Changes with the Viewer

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Nov 7, 2014
References: cristinaparreno & contemporist
Cristina ParreƱo Architecture designed the 'Tectonics of Transparency,' an architectural installation made entirely of glass, and currently on exhibit in Boston's International Design Center at MIT.

The installation is described as "an undulating structure which geometry changes in appearance according to the position of the viewer." Depending on your location in relation to the structure, the glass can appear either transparent or opaque. The light affects how the perforations on the screen appear, leaving the sculpture open to multiple interpretations. As a whole, the project is an investigative examination of perception, privacy and light.

The project is an ultimately an exploration of how spatial perception, structural performance and design relate to one another within the glass medium.