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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tower of Shadows by Pyxis06



Tower of Shadows – a demonstration of Le Corbusiers's theories of sun control.The 24 Solar Hours, the Tower of Shadows as well as the Course of the Sun, grouped closely, underscore Le Corbusier's pre-occupation with the sun's influence on man's daily life and the architectural challenges presented by the complex climate of Chandigarh. The ‘24Solar Hours' was to be inscribed on the 45m wide inclined face of the ‘Geometric Hill'. The ‘Tower of Shadows' occupies a square of 15.5m.Its facades give varying sun-control solutions for the four cardinal directions. The ‘Course of the Sun', the preliminary design sketches for which indicate two tall parabolic arches of steel standing in a pool of water, was to depict the deviation between the summer and winter solstice. via 500px http://j.mp/18Br4O9

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