vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
nov 11, 2014

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
all images courtesy of vasily klyukin

 

 

 

as an embodiment of contemporary aesthetic and material applications in architecture, vasily klyukin has envisioned the historic notre dame in paris rendered in concrete, metal and glass. highly reflective paneling clads the entire façade, from the site’s vaulted roof to its window and door frames. two spires are introduced into the design of ‘XXI century notre dame’, a feature ultimately not added during its original construction, as the result was perceived to be more harmonious without them; ‘I have shown these spires in my concept to remind people of this interesting idea’, klyukin explains.

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
klyukin has envisioned the historic notre dame in paris rendered in concrete, metal and glass

 

 

 

while the most recognizable parts of the cathedral remain unchanged, the modern-day materials recontextualize the site and its surrounding landscape. ‘I didn’t reproduce the numerous facade ornaments and didn’t decorate the stained glass as well’, klyukin describes, underlining the surface of the structure as the focal point. the integration of concrete, metal and glass — heavily adopted in the build of domestic spaces and urban centers today — delivers a fictional, yet practical application of contemporary architectural elements onto a traditionally-styled space.

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
highly reflective paneling clads the entire facade

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
two spires are introduced into the design of ‘XXI century notre dame’

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
aerial view of the modern-day site

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
from above

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
the surface of the structure serves as the focal point

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
the scheme delivers a practical application of contemporary architectural elements onto a traditional space

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
two spires are introduced onto the front of the cathedral

vasily klyukin envisions XXI century mirror-clad notre dame
portrait of vasily klyukin
image © designboom

  • Visionary extraordinaire!

    nelsondreyes architect says:
  • Oh, someone please fund this!

    DonGateley says:

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