Casting With Topography

The Romans made the first glass window panes by casting. To carve a shape in the earth and fill it with molten earth is a primeval idea. I believe that casting igneous foundations is the most significant element in making a glass architecture in situ. Casting has the ability to record the textures and forms of the built and natural landscape, using gravity and topography to find a place in the landscape.

A plasma torch carves a room in the rock, the melt flows into sand formwork at the base of the cliff forming a plinth that rises just above the high tides.  
Model of a glass wall cast in a granite landscape (scraped by retreating glaciers). The wall flows along a cleft from a cylindrical open air room carved by a plasma torch.
Section through a cantilevered glass bridge, cast from a volcanic basalt formation into a sandstone fossil bed. Making a deep room in the earth and a path from one landscape in time to another, from the Jurassic to the Triassic period. In excavating formwork within the soft sandstone, in which to cast the bridge, a paleontological dig is conducted. A three hundred and fifty million year old history of the beginning of the evolution of the big dinosaurs is held in this earth archive.