Lights of Fortune

Hyperboloid composition 


Light is an essential element to perceive architecture and to live and work in buildings. Creating a space with an Enlightened Rhythm of Natural Light with the composition of hyperbolic geometry, which is defined by the analysis of specific location data. It creates an opportunity to feel spirituality.


Church of light by tado and Ando, the intersection of natural light and solid raise the

occupant’s awareness to feel the spiritual.


Location: Singapore

Singapore is situated near the equator and has a typically tropical climate, with abundant rainfall, high and uniform temperatures, and high humidity all year round. Many of its climate variables, such as temperature and relative humidity, do not show large month-to-month variation.

Sun path

Radiation analysis

Grid and Hyperbola Explorations

Final Composition



Considering the sun path which is symmetrical for whole year.The wall inclination parameter are iteration to understand how the sunrays are responding to the hyperboliod composition .


Elevation exterior

Elevation interior


exterior render

interior render

Design exploration of sculpting model

fabricated pieces

shaped based on the intersection technique

the board with a guide helps to get the triple points

final composition with triple points




3d print fabrication prototype





After Gaudi – From Computation to Composition // 

Lights of Fortune  is a project of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2020/2021 by:
Student:  Karthy Krishna, Ashwin Parandhman, Aniket Sonawane
Faculty: Mark Burry & Rodrigo Aguirre | Faculty Assistant: Ashkan Foroughi