✶ ✶ B I B I ✶ ✶ In 'BLUSH' printed onto silk satin ready to be transformed into a metallic fringed two tier lightshade. Can't get enough of this delivery of silk!
Officially launching at @l_d_f_official @ldndesignfair in Sept or if you're local to the north-east, catch the whole collection on display and for sale at my 'CONCESSION TAKE OVER' for the month of August starting Sat 4th in the wonderful @lilliandaph store!
Really excited to hear that the second phase of the competition is coming soon. Here's my project amongst the five shortlisted.
The architecture floats over the water and can be accessed by a long ramp that
symbolizes the water separated by the strength of God, as on the Red Sea, where the
power of the listened prayers made God open a passage for the people to escape.
The Wall lays over a stretch of water, an inviolable sacred space. It reflects the architecture, giving an atmosphere of abstraction, like a dimension without time.
The main idea that moves the project is that this Wall is at the same time heavy and
lightweight. A prayer is heavy because it carries big problems that weights a lot over
human shoulders. People elevates the prayers to God, so it is a suspended act, on air like
on a metaphysical atmosphere. So, even if It is made of a hard material which symbolizes
the faith, this Wall has no foundations and is floating over the people, an abstract entity
between us and God.
The whole architecture is intended to be open to all the religions of the world, so it is
conceived to have a neutral design where the christian references are not invasive, but the
plan is designed to symbolize the christian hug to the whole faithful communities of the
world, as done by Bernini on San Pietro square in Rome.
It also take some influences from the buddhist and islamic temples, where the external
access gates get the visitor access to the outer sacred space of the temple. Once entered
inside the temple, the first area testify the presence of God and after that there is a more
inner sacred space. The whole visitor path is a journey deeper in the faith.