An art glass school in Lubbock, TX
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Thesis Statement The use of light in Architecture to positively effect the mood of the users and to enhance the work environment. Urbanized lifestyles and confinement of indoor work activities have created a host of health and psychological problems due to the simple factor of daylight deprivation. We now see that our biological clock is vulnerable to the confusing stimuli our bodies receive in these enclosed indoor environments. The proper design of architecture however can positively effect the mood and health of its users, thus creating a more enjoyable work space. This can be achieved through the proper introduction of significant amounts of natural light which can also be supplemented with artificial light that resembles natural lighting. Scope/Facility Type: A school of art glass for thirty artists dedicated to the furthering of the modern art glass movement. The school shall be a living and working environment that is residential in nature to create a sense of community amongst the artists staying there. Context Statement: A flat natural site located just west of Lubbock, Texas, surrounded by a few rural homes in the distance.