The goal was to design a solar monument which celebrates the vernal and autumnal equinoxes at solar noon, at 40째N.
The precedent for the project was the work of Tadao Ando. His simple and clean approach to form guided the design of the monument, and his use of raw materials informed the fabrication of the model.
The proposed monument would be 50 feet from end to end, and angled at 50째 to match the path of the sun as it tracks across the sky. It is oriented slightly off North to match the path of the sun.
Environmental Controls Professor: Bob Young Partners: Neil Howard, Michael Lebbon, Lexi Paparo, Anatoliy Whiting
12:26 PM - Solar Noon at 40째N
This portfolio was submitted to the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley for the M. Arch program.