TGP 4: MADA s.p.a.m.

MADA s.p.a.m. - Competition Entry 'The Great Pyramid' (Copyright MADA s.p.a.m.)
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A very different take on the whole concept of the pyramid is provided by MADA s.p.a.m. They suggest to invert the pyramidal form to create a floating bucket that gradually could be filled with the deceased. One’s full, after decennia of waiting, the inverted pyramid would leave its secluded place somewhere in Elbe river, to start a journey that will take it all around the world. Floating forever.

One’s never finished cruising, I suppose. The concept reminds me of the story of the pool, in ‘Delirious New York’. (There is a great book published by the AA on the work of Madelon Vriesendorp, by the way.) This floating pyramid will move at a pretty similar speed, as the pool powered by those constructivist swimmers.

When one of the pyramids visits a city, will people gather at the waterfront to watch it pass by? Will the local news television program announce the visit of the pyramid the day before its arrival? Or: will these pyramids cause the emerging of religious groups that take the arrival of the pyramid to their city as a sign of hope (or despair)?

 

MADA s.p.a.m. - Competition Entry 'The Great Pyramid' (Copyright MADA s.p.a.m.)
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MADA s.p.a.m. - Competition Entry 'The Great Pyramid' (Copyright MADA s.p.a.m.)
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MADA s.p.a.m. - Competition Entry 'The Great Pyramid' (Copyright MADA s.p.a.m.)
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MADA s.p.a.m. - Competition Entry 'The Great Pyramid' (Copyright MADA s.p.a.m.)
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MADA s.p.a.m. - Competition Entry 'The Great Pyramid' (Copyright MADA s.p.a.m.)
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MADA s.p.a.m. - Competition Entry 'The Great Pyramid' (Copyright MADA s.p.a.m.)
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MADA s.p.a.m. - Competition Entry 'The Great Pyramid' (Copyright MADA s.p.a.m.)
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MADA s.p.a.m. - Competition Entry 'The Great Pyramid' (Copyright MADA s.p.a.m.)
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Earlier: Pyramid, by… Germany?

Related iconography: Pyramid, by Herzog & de Meuron; Pyramid, by Foster; Pyramid, by Simpson; Pyramid, by Pei; Pyramid, by Baikdoosan; Pyramid, by Pareira; Pyramid, by Van der Hart 


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