model for architectural space
An underground domed space, that functions based on the principle of the camera obscura (from Latin, meaning 'dark chamber'). At the aperture on the centre of the dome an optical system is installed, which works as an wide-angle lens (ideally 180 degrees field of view), gathers the rays of light coming from the sky, and projects them on the horizontal reflective surface at the centre of the main space, which then reflects the light rays and projects the image of the sky on the dome itself. The final result is having the image of the sky scaled down and projected on the ceiling of the dome. The stairs and corridor act as a transition for the visitor, from the bright exterior environment, to the darkened interior space.