Upon entering the observatory, one notices the thin layer of water over the floor.  The chamber opens a window to the sky above, allowing the light of the day sky and the glow of the stars to be observed in their ever-changing states.   

Harsh daytime sunlight is tempered through a photochromic (self-darkening) lens.  At night, the lens becomes clear and opens to the sky and stars.  The observatory simultaneously functions as a natural resonator, amplifying sound through its external structure via copper formed walls.

Team: Angelbert Metoyer, Cope Bailey, OMA, Devang Arvind Shah