- Apr 4, 2016
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These photos are the first ones I've seen where I've realized that the cantilever over the sidewalk is really quite dramatic.
I think a lot of people will see this angle from the south, pretty awesome IMO:East facade A+
South facade C+
West facade C-
North facade B-
I fear that the majority of people will only see the east facade from the rear view mirror.
Both. The glass is highly reflective, and the faceted angles are acting as a lens. The physics of optics are far, far above my paygradeare you speaking to the glass quality, or the physical orientation of the facets?
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260969342_Tailored_Fresnel_optics_II_the_facetsSnell's law allows to find the slope of an optical surface needed to redirect a given incoming ray into a given outgoing ray. Since a prism comprises two surfaces the problem of redirecting one ray with a prism is underdetermined. In a range of situations it is possible to determine a prism such as to simultaneously match two given incoming rays into two given output rays. This allows to tailor 2D Fresnel optics for finite sources and targets. If source and target subtend equal angles as seen from the Fresnel lens, then the facets are symmetric resembling the minimum deviation configuration, which also minimizes chromatic aberration based an the dispersion in the material of the lens.