The Great Pyramid of Khufu - c.2570BC
Timber Interpretation by Dario Forte and Anna Gentzel
The Great Pyramids of Giza are titanic endeavours in construction on the edge of human achievement. They stand as testimony to a systematic process of repetition and precision on a massive scale to produce objects of immense beauty.
In our proposition we have proposed the use of 8m lengths of oak, 0.3 metres square in section, to make a 51º pitched, triangulated configuration, an inherently strong form. Side by side and layer by layer, the timber elements rise from the ground as a forest in the sky where the tomb is lost within.
The top ten layers of what would be 26 layers have been built.