Trans-Modal Neuroplasticity (yes, we did just write that!) describes the brain’s process of compensating for a deficit in one sense by developing more nuanced abilities in another. Here, a fourteen-foot-high concrete acoustic wall quiets the surrounding noisy site, but in doing so, limits access to direct light and views. Our design approach is born directly out of the site’s constraints –we attenuate our sensation of light as we diminish our sensation of sound. A series of obscured skylights bathes the spaces in soft light while open sky-windows frame views upward. The client inspired the color palette and material patterns as a nod to their multi-cultural family. Please contact us for more detailed information.

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