Taking the ways in which architects explore the essence of natural
light as its theme, this issue delves into all manner of structures
built to embrace or produce various qualities of light, plus spatial
experiences they entail, from the structural expressions of modern
technology to buildings that respond to local and natural surroundings.
Opening with the introductory essay from the 2013 MoMA exhibit, ‘Henry
Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light’, it goes on to scrutinise ten
works, including Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art by Christian Kerez,
Mpaungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich, Lanternen by Atelier
Oslo and AWP, and the Aldar Central Market by Foster and Partners.