Light as Sculpture in Asif Khan's Parhelia Pavilion

The Parhelia Pavilion, by Asif Khan

Parhelia in Minneapolis, 2008. Note the immersing quality of the phenomenon, which challenges the capabilities of even wide-angle lenses.

Oribe Tea House, by Kengo Kuma & Associates. Note the diffuse, fog-like atmosphere created by inexpensive plastic sheathing.

Liminal Air, by Shinji Ohmaki. This exhibit uses suspended nylon strings to recreate the effect of low-hanging clouds.

Aoba-Tei Restaurant, by Hitoshi Abe. Perforated metal panels impart the feeling of light filtered by tree canopies.

Seed Cathedral, by Thomas Heatherwick. The acrylic tube-clad structure was nicknamed "the dandelion" by visitors to the Shanghai Expo in 2010.

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