An inset glass box is used here to capture the reflected light of an outdoor Zen garden and to bring it indoors along the floor. The wall becomes a glowing prism of light during the day, and a glowing alcove as seen from the outside at night.
Pinner wrote: That third one down. that piece (the original at least) was the first artwork we looked at in my very first art history class. Art started as paint on the walls. (I wish I could see these art pieces in person.