The Camera Obscura:
Latin for 'dark room', this optical device can project an image onto paper and traced. Mirrors make it possible to project the image right side up. It is mainly a box with a pin hole which controls the amount of light. (wikipedia)
This could relate to my design in terms of channelling light and the way it controls perspective. The camera obscura design itself suggests an enclosed space with a thin beam of light which cuts through the room.