There is a new contemporary acoustic darling on the design scene: the James Turrell Skyspace, entitled Twilight Epiphany, at Rice University in Texas. Erected in close proximity to the Shepherd School of Music, the space is acoustically equipped for musical performances and as a laboratory for music school students. The pyramid-esque structure is made of grass, concrete, stone and composite steel, and has a state of the art LED light performance built in that projects on to the ceiling and into the sky through the opening in the roof. The best bit? The roof changes color based on the sun’s movement. The composition of light is the perfect complement to the ambient natural light during sunrises and sunsets, and also doubles as a magnet for design enthusiasts and beautifully peaceful place for thought and introspection for all.