Tetsuo Kobori



Architecture eternity

Along the desert of the city of Meidum, which is located downstream of the Nile, a square Mastaba (a rectangular tomb in ancient Egypt) appeared in one corner. The stereotyped idea that the pyramid is a triangle was broken. It is said that the triangular pyramid collapsed into this shape, but it is more powerful than the triangular pyramid. Looking at the crumbling Meidum’s Mastaba and the steps of Jewel’s Pyramid, I felt that the admiration and cravenness for challenging the architecture limits must have driven the people who built it. How to express eternity in architecture? It is an eternal yearning for those involved in architecture.