Daylight Investigations



José Pablo Pacheco, Agustín Necochea


Javier Del Río


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile




Project Description

Light itself is the most important element that gives life to space and human interaction. Lumine tries to bring up those qualities showing light as a protagonist in forgotten and abandoned underground spaces. Giving life back to these spaces will enhance culture and add value to underrated areas of the city, reclaiming them for learning or recreation, where greenery stands as evidence of light as a generator of life. Capturing devices capable of concentrating light throughout the day are placed on the surface. Then, reflective membranes and optic fibers conduct light to the underground or interior space, where it’s modulated and tempered by the membranes output material. The light collector’s receptors are capable of concentrating light on one end of the fibers. A thick package of optic fibers is driven to the underground, then releasing natural light and letting plants grow in the interior. This system can go through long distances without loosing intensity or using intensifiers.