Dwelling in the Shadows of the Night: Diurnal and Nocturnal Vedute

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Wolba, Stephen Matthew




Cities change at night—places change at night—people change at night. A city as a whole is affected by the circadian rhythms that occur fuelled by the diurnal and nocturnal states that the city takes on. "Dwelling in the Shadows of the Night: Nocturnal and Diurnal Vedute", looks at the shifts that take place in the city throughout its daily cycles, and the resulting effect this has on orientation, views, and framing the city. Looking at Confederation Square in Ottawa as the site for a National LRT station stop, the thesis project examines why Confederation Square is the ideal
location for a prime downtown station partnered with a photography gallery. Acting as a compass to orient the city, connecting lingering underground circuits, referencing above ground from the darkness of underground, as well creating gateways to important destinations in the city from the station through light are all discussed herein.


Urban and Regional Planning




Carleton University

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