Pyramids at Giza
Used for burial, the center points upward reaching towards the sun, showing the importance of those at the center and providing what is necessary to the afterlife.
Karlsruhe Pyramid: Karlsruhe, Germany c.a. 1679-1738
The Karlsruhe Pyramid serves as a monument of the city as well as an original burial vault at the bottom, much like the Pyramids at Giza.
Pyramids at Ohso Commune: Pune, India
These pyramids were built for meditation purposes, another example of how ritual is enforced through form.
Goja Music Hall: Prague
This performance hall serves as a gathering and ritual place for listening to performances. The most importance place is in the center where the performances take place, which is emphasized by the vertex.
Louvre Pyramid: Paris, France c.a. 1989
The glass Louvre pyramid juxtaposes the classical museum itself with its modern geometric forms. It serves as both a landmark and an entrance point into the museum. Used for circulation, the pyramids form emphasizes a growing importance as you move inward towards the museum, becoming more sacred as you move from the street closer to the artwork.