Architecture of the Sun

Master of Architecture Design Studio, 2014

STUDIO LEADER: jan van schaik


Tags BioJan van SchaikMasters Design Studio

Making Architecture from Solar Technology

Icarus flew too close to the sun and melted the wax from which he’d fashioned his wings.

Do his shortcomings lie in hubris, or was it simply that he did not properly understand the medium in which his ambitions were designed?

All construction projects should be carbon neutral, in construction and operation, if not better – this is now a given.

These, however, are largely technical concerns. They do not, in themselves add up to a language of architecture.

This studio will concern itself with investigating solar technology for buildings as a medium for the architecture of a public building.