A form-finding study of the acoustical and structural benefits of parabolic design inspired by the works of  Antoni Gaudi  and  Iannis Xenakis
Gaudi - Light
 The following view of the catenarian vaulted ceiling of the sanctuary and numerous hyperbolic light-wells visually portrays the reflective capability of the great hall 
 Closeup of hyperbolic light-well illustrates widespread diffusion of light source
Xenakis - Sound
 The following early sketches of his famed  'Polytope' , a tent-like structure comprised solely of hyperbolic paraboloids, exemplifies Xenakis' use of the  reflective potential of the paraboloid  to house a fully immersive concert experience of synchronized surround sound and laser lights
 Alternate  Polytope  iteration consisting of lines of flashing lights arranged to form a semi-permeable hyperbolic enclosure
Parabolic Light Reflection Studies
  Formation of parabolic surfaces  through method adapted from early tensile models of Gaudi and Xenakis, using lycra fabric, precisely weighted water balloons, and epoxy resin
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 Ghost light studies of resulting varied parabolic forms, reflective of  acoustic properties  of each complex surface
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 Visit to Sagrada Familia rooftop construction site   - July 2013
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