Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On a Structure of Light: With a dome of nine wings

“There was this really wonderful quote in our Baha’i writings that when a person becomes transformed, their inner being becomes a structure of light; people recognize your radiance,” Hariri says. “So I thought, What does that mean architecturally? How do you create a structure of light?”

“…a dome of nine wings made from translucent alabaster that would glow softly from within at night and admit natural light into the interior during the day. Beneath the alabaster is an interior volume of perforated wood tracery; combined the two materials create a sense of dappled light shining through tree branches. “You’ll see an inner form and outer form,” Hariri explains. “We’re hoping that’s symbolic of a higher reading. There are inner and outer forms in all of us.”

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