Science and Technology 

Polycarbonate in Light Construction

Shadowless Light

Xavier Ferrés 

Pancorbo, De Villar, Chacón, Martín Robles, Palacio de Congresos Vegas Altas

Twenty years ago now, the MoMA in New York – and later the MACBA in Barcelona – hosted a magnificent architecture exhibition titled ‘Light Construction.’ Architects of the caliber of Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Tschumi, Zumthor, Holl, Ito, Sejima, Piano, Koolhaas, Grimshaw, and Gehry participated with works that attested to the then growing fascination with reformulations of concepts like transparency, permeability, reflection, and lightness, and with this perhaps a return to the discourse of the first half of the 20th century, with Hilberseimer’s “light without shadow.”...

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