Entrelacs Quasicristallins, 2016



Top pannel of a stained glass prototype, Adrien Lucca / Vitraux d’Art Debongnie, 2016
“Lamberts” Antique Glass, lead, grisaille, 59 x 67 cm


Entrelacs quasicristallins was a project intented to replace the 24 windows of the 12th Century Abbey of Sylvanès in France (see: http://www.sylvanes.com). The project, built in partnership with the company Vitraux d’Art Debongnie (see: http://vitraux-debongnie.be) made it up to the final step of the competition – but didn’t win.

This project has involved a lot of interesting research about natural light, different types of glass, and about mathematics.



Inside the Abbaye de Sylvanès…


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Four elevations East, South, West, North.




The pictures below – from the application file – show the computer-design approach and the physical study of glass and of natural light that I developped for the project:




My proposal was to consider the Sun as the conductor of an orchestra where each individual window is an interpreter, in a large piece in four movements, representing the cycle from birth to death and the four seasons at once.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s