The LORD merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. (Psalm 33:6)
Yellowtrace Promotion // Rogerseller Presents : The Art of Colour.
“We wanted to bring colour to life in a really unexpected way. Using string as a medium allowed us to introduce a strong architectural element while still conveying the emotions and sensations that different colours can engender”. Daniel Pollock, creative director of Jane.
The Floating Temple: How to Lift a Seven Million Pound, 112-year-old BuildingSomething’s up in Provo, Utah and it weighs around seven million pounds. It’s the 112-year-old exterior of the Provo Tabernacle that was severely damaged in a 2010 fire but has since been saved by the LDS church so it can be converted into a temple. Engineers first gutted the damaged interior and then supported the exterior walls with special scaffolding as they dug down to create space for a two story basement, so in actuality the building hasn’t even moved. The entire structure is now on stilts some 40 feet in the air and from some angles appears to be floating above ground, such as in the first photograph above provided by Brian Hansen. Additional photos courtesy the LDS Newsroom.
For my thesis I proposed adding a basement to an existing gothic church in order to alter the sensual experience of the space, a defining of its meaning away from a solely religious experience. This is the what would have had to have been done to complete my project - hence why it will always remain theoretical! (Another thought - the project pictured demonstrates the massive funds that the LDS church has at its disposal.)