regarding the Museum of Knowledge
The Museum of Knowledge addresses the issue of brise-soliel as scale maker for a building, and can thus be compared to the Tower of Shadows and the Museum of Arts and Crafts for Frankfurt. The plan of the building is perhaps deceptive in its simplicity, meaning it is a larger space than it seems to be and it would be worthwhile to compare the plan with other plans, starting with the [Dominican Sisters Motherhouse] plan and the Altes Museum and the Frankfurt plan.
The actual size and scale of the building is more an outgrowth of its position in the Chandigarh complex then it is a product of programmatic requirements. The program itself, a Museum of Knowledge, is ambiguous to begin with, and gives no hint at all as to the size that such a building should be.
...also consider the notion of brise-soliel as building, like a filled out Tower of Shadows.
Museum of Knowledge superimposed upon Museum of Arts and Crafts
Museum of Arts and Crafts superimposed upon Museum of Knowledge