Kielder Observatory


Project Description

In order to clearly view the stars our eyes need time to adjust to darkness. My design addresses three site conditions: white light, red light, and darkness. White light contracts the pupils making it difficult to discern details in the dark, therefore the design restricts white light to a small area and provides red light, fire light, for all areas of activity prior to observation. Where observation occurs there is only darkness. The architecture creates these three conditions to address a fundamental part of viewing the night sky, the eyes ability to receive information.