Pyramid House :
The Pyramid shape is close to being the perfect shape;
some will even claim it has special powers in the shape itself, having an energy field, while others feel it is a symbol of power. Regardless of what others make of it, our concept is to have a very solid building where one person can defend it and be safer than in any other above ground building, including the Domes.
Even if Domes are stronger when built to the same standards, they are harder to defend by one person.
There are a few Pyramids out there, with some being built out of wood and others being impractical and too small, or poorly designed.
Our Pyramid is unique with many exclusive features not found in any other pyramid. Not only is it completely fireproof, it will resist any tornado, or hurricane with ease and will withstand even a large earthquake without any serious damage, even something above a 9 on the Richter scale, as it will jump, slide and move around while staying mostly intact and livable.
This is because it is built as a one-piece structure, and it will even resist an explosion blast at close distance, even a nuclear one, because the angle of the walls will deflect most of the blast force, as it will deflect projectiles and bullets.
With the one-year anniversary of Eikongraphia ahead, I thought it would nice to do some bloopers. That poses however the problem:
what does an architectural and iconographical blooper look like?
An ‘non-pure’ building maybe? Since I have been taught at the university that a hybrid building, a composite structure, is very urban, even beautiful in its own sense, ‘purity’ does not seem like a valid criterion.
I would like to define a ‘blooper’ as an unconscious act. As everything big is regularly designed by architects, the bloopers are the smaller projects that have been erected by people without any prior building experience. As it goes: these are all villas.
On the borderline is this Bubble House in France, self-built by the former owner and inspired by the sixties-architecture of the Finnish architect Antti Lovag. “If it’s not a right angle, it’s a wrong angle”, some say, but Antti Lovag clearly thinks otherwise. Peter Jackson might have given him a call to do the Hobbit houses for Lord of the Rings.