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Cathedral Fold by Axis Mundi

Cathedral Fold by Axis Mundi

New York-based design firm Axis Mundi created this amazing concept for a new Cathedral in the city of Strasbourg, France.

“The design is composed of a series of unfolded arches which rest on a submerged ‘Latin Cross’ floor plan. A bas-relief of an abstracted Gothic cathedral will emerge on the eastern facade when the sun rises, and will gradually disappear during the course of the day.

A series of unfolded (ogival) concrete arches were designed to create majestic volumes of light for the interior spaces. The design of the front façade consists of a bas-relief of a digitized abstraction of a Gothic cathedral. As the sun rises in the east, it will cast shadows on the facade, and the bas-relief will become visible. It will gradually disappear during the course of the day. The floor plan is an abstraction of a Gothic Cathedral, and is composed of a Latin cross (or cruciform) plan, with a long nave making the body of the church, a transverse arm called the transept and, beyond it, the choir, chancel or presbytery.”

via AA13 Axis Mundi’s website

Architecture Posted on August 25, 2011

Cathedral Fold by Axis Mundi

New York-based design firm Axis Mundi created this amazing concept for a new Cathedral in the city of Strasbourg, France.

“The design is composed of a series of unfolded arches which rest on a submerged ‘Latin Cross’ floor plan. A bas-relief of an abstracted Gothic cathedral will emerge on the eastern facade when the sun rises, and will gradually disappear during the course of the day.

A series of unfolded (ogival) concrete arches were designed to create majestic volumes of light for the interior spaces. The design of the front façade consists of a bas-relief of a digitized abstraction of a Gothic cathedral. As the sun rises in the east, it will cast shadows on the facade, and the bas-relief will become visible. It will gradually disappear during the course of the day. The floor plan is an abstraction of a Gothic Cathedral, and is composed of a Latin cross (or cruciform) plan, with a long nave making the body of the church, a transverse arm called the transept and, beyond it, the choir, chancel or presbytery.”

via AA13 Axis Mundi’s website

Architecture Posted on August 25, 2011