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.
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
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.
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.