0034 The Acrylic Dome, Echigo, JP
A striving for vaster spans and for transparency reflects two primordial themes in architecture, and the possibilities for their realization are largely dependent on technological developments. The acrylic dome by Atelier Kempe Thill, designed as part of an open competition, belongs to both traditions and attempts to combine maximum spatial volume with total transparency. Architecture is thus reduced to refracting the light and reflecting the surroundings. Having attained this optical minimum, the acrylic dome balances on the edge of inexistence, the disappearance of architecture. The area within the shape of the dome resembles the human eye, being visually imperceptible yet physically present. The acrylic dome is set in a field, referring to the relationship between human beings and nature.
0034 The Acrylic Dome
Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale