My only means of expressions is the straight line. This deliberate restriction emerges from the perception that the time we live in differs from all times before through the fact; that the building human being with all of his machinery and tools is able to produce serial, uniform elements in the same quality as well cheap and in big numbers. My conclusion: It has to be analyzed whether a new principle of building can be found by multiplying and ranging those serial elements.
During the work on the Irondome-project, an
architectural piece of art built from six meter measuring rails, the
question occurred how to find new ways to perform this new system of
building and shaping, concerning efficiency as well as applicability.
The most striking point was to realize the "Shadowdome" for
hot and dry countries in the far east. Following our argumentation,
these countries would represent a civilization that is "still"
being remembered in the occident for their romantic cupolas. The main
purpose for the Shadowdomes according to Scheele is their subsequent
building upon the monotonous western high-rise flats to achieve a
skyline that is not only cultural meaningful but also carries on urban