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the organization of the Mandãla revolving functions within its earthy architecture




ELEMENT LAYERING


The metabolic functions of the Mandãla organism render the cave-chamber as a microcosmic model of the platenary biosphere as a whole, self-regulating system. Their spatial organization follows a similar layout, from the materially dense to the subtle and etheric. Enclosing all, the sanctuary's dome is an oblate spheroid echoing the flattened-at-the-poles spherical shape of the Earth.


  • EARTH lithosphere (solid crust)
  • WATER hydrosphere (liquid layer)
  • AIR atmosphere (gaseous envelope)
  • FIRE noösphere (morphogenetic field)



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When the straightness of the cross supports an organic complexity of unfathomable depths.
One stares, then one dives...






the living Lapis
polished from within to ultimate radiance