Apple Store designer submits plans to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral with glass roof and spire
Friday June 7, 2019. 07:16 PM , from Mac Daily News
Apple Store architect wants to use only glass to rebuild Notre-Dame’s roof and spire (image: Eight Inc)
Matthew Field for The Telegraph:
The architect behind the Apple Store has submitted a proposal for the repair of Notre Dame including an all-glass roof replete with glass spire and saints.
The studio, Eight Inc, began working with Apple in 1999 and later built its flagship stores of white and glass spaces from 2001.
While the French senate has called for the redesign to exactly mirror the lost building work, the studio believes this could be done with modern materials, rather than the traditional cathedral stone architecture.
“I believe this definitive example of French gothic architecture requires a deep respect and appreciation of the history and intent of the original design,” Tim Kobe, chief executive of Eight Inc told architecture website Dezeen.
The new roof and spire would accurately match the form of the ones destroyed. (image: Eight Inc)
MacDailyNews Take: Interesting. What you you think of Eight’s proposal?
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