David Sasaki, Architect   
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163 Kane Avenue, Toronto ON M6M 3N4   
david@sasarch.ca   ·   416 528 2182



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Light Fall   Posted on October 1st, 2013
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Categories: Competitions, Urban Infill

Second Place Competition Entry for the Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine (CLU), Philips Lumec Socialight Competition.

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The city of the future can be seen as dense and tall, aphotic and enigmatic. In a forest of tall skyscrapers, the proposition is one that operates in the spaces between – in the vertical voids of the urban fabric. The light veils exist in every metropolis where the density of tall structures have cast its own dwellers in perpetual shadow. The vertical intervention reconsiders the relationship between the skyline and its “lightline”. The vertical infrastructure funnels an abundance of sunlight from above and disperses the natural light into the dark avenues of the city. Penetrating the concrete canopy, light is restored to below. The vertical growth of the city is not denied. As city building continues toward the sun and sky, it must also contemplate the way in which it must allow the sun and sky to pass through it.

Created in collaboration with Son Van Huynh, Timothy Sasaki, and Chris Mudiappahpillai.

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