This publication accompanied PAC studio's 2018 exhibition at Objectspace: Penumbral Reflections, a project centred on ideas of penumbral shadow, the partial shadow that occurs between umbra, the darkest part of the shadow, and full illumination.
The term 'Penumbra' was used as a metaphor by Robin Evans to describe the murky relationship between translation and building. Drawing conventions of architects have radically changed, due to constantly evolving technologies since the first digital turn. Now, design is increasingly mediated through the simulation of images, rather than abstracted representation that never quite touches the built form. PAC's installation is conceived as a disciplinary experiment that seeks to blur the boundary between the simulated and the physical in contemporary architectural practice.