Music credit: Vann Westfold
The brief began as a library that stored every facet of human knowledge, a metaphor in itself, which evolved into a brutalistic metaphor for the contrast between excess and poverty. Besides references found from a Google search of “Baroque Library”, this out-take took partial inspiration from the opulence of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, which was both awe inspiring as it was controversial symbol of Venice’s wealth and power.
Brunellesci’s Dome in Florence seems to have so many window arches, it seemed infinite. This perhaps, in a dream, led to inception of the dome within a dome within a dome.
The windows themselves, of course, are modelled from the painting “American Gothic”.
Statement: “How can those who have so much power and wealth live so comfortably with those with nothing just outside their window?”