May 1, 2007

Architecture as Art

The dangerous lifespan of plutonium, compared to the duration of human endeavor, approaches eternity. Signs, gates, locks will crumble to dust while this metal's glow is still young.

avaged by the terrifying Minotaur, the Oracle told them to build a maze which would keep the monster from escaping, and Daedalus built a maze to contain him.

The proposal contains the plutonium in the center of a colossal maze, constructed of cast concrete walls thrusting hundreds of feet into the sky. It is built over generations, so that no one can remember where its true center lies. It becomes impenetrable because of its vastness. In this way it always forbids, menaces, and in so protects.

Competition entry for a Plutonium Storage Facility by Architect Aaron McDonald

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