A competition project for a monument. The enclosure acts as a sanctum for its occupant.
Clad in a dark protective skin, the structure sits isolated in the open landscape. This acts as a metaphor for the common detachment between nature and modern society. The foreign object looks to be protecting itself and yet several openings display its vivid interior. This is a representation of how we are perceived by others and how we portray ourselves.
An internal ‘gold’ lining is created by cladding the full interior with metallic reflective panels. These panels reflect both light and the outer elements. A large aperture in the roof creates a physical and visual link to the outside. Two more apertures in the walls are filled with tinted, transparent panels to alter the exterior perspective once inside.
A space for rest, reflection and regeneration.