• Read
  • Publish
  • About


Explore current and past TAD issues and related content.

Current Issue

Learn more about our current issue

Past Issues

Browse our compilation of past issues


Webinars, videos, articles and more


View submission guidelines, learn more about our review process and find helpful recommendations for publishing work in TAD Journal.

Call for Papers

Submit work for our next issue

Author Guide

Explore editorial tips and recommendations


TAD Journal is a peer-­reviewed international journal dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in the field of building technology and its translation, integration, and impact on architecture and design.

Our Mission

Learn more about our vision and values

Editorial Board

Meet the minds bringing our mission to life

Advisory Board

Meet the experts shaping TAD’s future

Issue 3.2

Clouds and Cataracts: Optical Experiments at Sir John Soane's Museum

Plagued by cataracts, Sir John Soane’s (1753–1837) failing eyesight prompted new design strategies at his house museum at Lincoln’s Inn Fields (1792–1837) that filtered light through colored glass and raised ambient luminescence with myriad mirrors. Revisiting the site as a laboratory for architectural technology, this paper explores design research at Soane’s museum through the lens of optical innovation. An experiment leveraged elements of the 3-D scanning process, such as capture “errors” and panoramic photographs, to create a series of digital models and stereographic photographs for the study of reflection, refraction, and distorted perspective within the context of the Soane house. Moving beyond the use of digital tools solely for documentary record, this project highlights how scanned data sets and by-products can be used to study ephemeral aspects of architecture, including time and perception.

Read Full Article (ACSA Member) Read Full Article (Non-member)