Contemporary architectures of Light


  • Gabriella Liva IUAV Venice



spaces of the perception, light projections, Anthony McCall


Contemporary architecture has made us accustomed to focus our attention on the constructed space that, in its rapid evolution, has been profoundly reconfigured.
Today a new kind of architecture is overwhelmingly appearing, generated by installative components closely related to our perception, able to exploit the most sophisticated tools in computing, digital and robotic. Anthony McCall interprets in a personal way, through the projection of light, the basic elements of the descriptive geometry, translating lines, words, thoughts in sculptural spaces not only in the condition of being observed, but also passed through and experienced.


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How to Cite

Liva, G. (2012). Contemporary architectures of Light. DISEGNARECON, 5(9), 261–268.