Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Lecturers Claire Gaspin and David Emmons were recently awarded a Shortlist Mention in the Lighthouse Competition sponsored by the Cyprus School of Architecture. The competition called for the design of an unmanned structure with a light-source to act as a focal point for Geroskipou Beach in Paphos, Cyprus. Their proposal "Light Square" takes on a new lighthouse typology - one that creates a horizontal halo above the ground rather than a vertical tower. In their proposal, an X-shaped boardwalk dissects a grid of freestanding “light posts” that are .6m X .6m and 3.2m tall that illuminate during the night, creating a new and playful landmark for Geroskipou Beach.