The gothic cathedral’s soul can be felt in Chartres, where the history of the city has been shaped and has been shaped by its architecture. This initial vision served as our source of inspiration.
We wanted to experiment with the cathedral’s verticality, to build an icon for the twenty-first century that could be seen from a distance by reaching for the sky. We fell in love with Chartres because of the way the rose window’s filtered light colored the interior of the cathedral. We had found our geometric reference, which resembled a kaleidoscope.