Client Name - Unknown
Project Name - Box of Shadow
The journey begins “under the stairs” normally conceived as a dark space suggests a welcoming into the unknown. The user goes through a sequence of light conditions until reaching its final destination in the “clear cupboard” above. Here is the only point in the house were the writer can view the outside world, in complete illumination, prompting one to question oneself. Throughout the building the use of light and shadow plays on the imagination, creating spaces of contemplation, movement and mystery, reiterating Tanizaki’s point -
“Where lies the key to mystery? Ultimately it is in the magic of shadows”.