Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dreamspaces 2

It's time for another edition of dreamspaces, where I point out a space that I think speaks to that subconscious experience you can only really get while dreaming.

You're walking down a long, curving hallway that seems to go on forever. You can't see where it ends, but you can feel yourself descending lower and lower into the earth. Even standing in the middle of the passageway, the cool of the stone walls on either side can be felt, like the walls are reaching out to touch you.

The space opens up into a large atrium, dotted with candles, and off in the distance down another long hallway, a great light.

This is the Memorial of the Victims of Communism in Estonia,  the winning proposal by Armin Valter and Joel Kopli. The driving factor behind the memorial's form was instilling senses of unease and an unending tension not unlike those experienced under communist rule.


Via ArchDaily

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