Chiaroscuro in architecture?

A great concept that took a lot of testing in 'pre-visualisation', and also gives me lots of ideas for architectural design in general. For instance, we often undertake lighting studies with our 3D models to select the best time of day for a CGI, where we consider transparency, reflection and contrast across the image. The next step could be to use the lighting study to influence the architectural design in a way that augments the building facade during the day. Imagine if the shadows falling across the facade were intrinsic to it's design, much like how a sundial works. This would bring the more painterly concepts of chiaroscuro to architecture.

Food for thought...

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