Momentum of Light
Wood Pencil / Book Design / Culture, Art & Design Books / 2022
Across the African continent, the light provided by the sun has a particularly stark quality–a fact that becomes apparent in traditional buildings and in the way sunlight shapes the daily routines of their inhabitants. With no artificial light, architecture had to make use of sunlight to create a light source within a building, yet at the same time it had to protect the inhabitants of a house from its intensity. The result is an architecture that works with very few or small openings. They render the inside of a building nearly pitch black while the outside is illuminated by glaring sunshine.