Speaking of the built environment, we almost talk about the light that characterizes it and almost never about the absence of light; yet it is this absence of light that defines the contours of architecture and gives us back the plasticity and the spatial three-dimensionality. The shadow is an absence, a fading of light; it is difficult to speak of this subtraction of illumination, precisely because it represents the negation of a positive phenomenon. The shadow space is a border space, a threshold that defines the boundary between a clear and diaphanous space and a less clear space, but no less interesting. Indeed, the gradient between light and shadow can be an interesting tool for interpreting the use of space.

Walking in the shadow. The importance of being shady.

Burgio Gianluca
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GRAZIANO, MARCO
2018

Abstract

Speaking of the built environment, we almost talk about the light that characterizes it and almost never about the absence of light; yet it is this absence of light that defines the contours of architecture and gives us back the plasticity and the spatial three-dimensionality. The shadow is an absence, a fading of light; it is difficult to speak of this subtraction of illumination, precisely because it represents the negation of a positive phenomenon. The shadow space is a border space, a threshold that defines the boundary between a clear and diaphanous space and a less clear space, but no less interesting. Indeed, the gradient between light and shadow can be an interesting tool for interpreting the use of space.
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