A Modern Update Of The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid

A Modern Update Of The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid

A Mexican architect has revamped the form of ancient Egypt and modern Vegas, angling in on a livable pyramid home.

In the pantheon of architectural forms, few carry the sense of timelessness and grandeur of the pyramid, forever associated with the great ones of Egypt. But the most colossal structures of antiquity were also essentially useless monuments: massive tombs to long-dead forgotten rulers who cruelly wielded a slave labor force to realize their own ends.

One wouldn’t necessarily think of the geometry, then, as ideal for, say, a private house. After all, 95% of the ancient pyramids were solid mass, with thin slivers of space relegated for funerary use. Not exactly the kind of cozy place you’d want to see your kids grow and play. Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramon, however, has worked some magic in updating the pyramid for contemporary single-family use. Where slabs of limestone once blocked out the sun, large panes of glass now flood the interiors.