Polarized Observatory


Author: Jack Otto
University: Cornell University
Instructor(s): Luben Dimcheff, Dasha Khapalova, Warisara Sudswong
Title: Polarized Observatory

 A series of vertical louvers emerge from the landscape. Their height and depth generates the appearance of a solid facade when viewed from the north and south, blending the building with its site, as well as an opacity when viewed from the west which polarizes the views of the site and emphasizes the natural grain and direction of the land formations.