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TOWARDS A NEW EXPERIENCE

An investigation of relationship between light and user experience within a typical modernist building - the Appleton Tower of University of Edinburgh.

‘Appleton Tower has been designed with a clear expression of the fundamental accommodation units and circulation areas. Yet (...) a series of field visits exposed a number of atypical spaces.

Although designed with functionality in mind, these spaces can be considered very atmospheric. But is it actually possible for an atmospheric experience to be generated in a rational environment? By subjectively distilling the building into a set of key experiential fragments, it may be possible to test its apparent logic.’

Developed with Rebecca Eng, Andrew Morris, and Jenny Walsh at the University of Edinburgh.