From “Apple Store architect wants to use only glass to rebuild Notre-Dame’s roof and spire” posted Thursday on Dezeen.com.
After the French senate passed a bill stating Notre-Dame Cathedral must be returned to its “last known visual state”, Eight Inc has suggested that this could be achieved using a modern material…
Like the Apple Stores, this latest proposal centres around the idea of transparency. Structural glass is thicker and tougher than standard glass, so it can be installed without the visual mess of a supporting framework.
“The spiritual and luminous qualities of the material allows for both the accurate representation of the form of the original design but also implies the impermanence of architecture and the impermanence of life,” reads the project description.