Levity III was built in 2007. The central chamber has its point of departure in the marine illustrations of 19th Century biologist Ernst Haeckel. Here subtle colour is projected on to the domed ceiling to create a kaleidoscopic array of soft tones. At its base is hexagonal colonnade with illuminated columns at its three corners.
Levity III’s outer domes are an exploration of the disdyakis triacontahedron variant of the dodecahedron – an elaboration of structure using seam lines to bring out the geometry behind the form. Here the seam lines have a parallel with the lead that stained glass craftsmen use to join pieces of glass of in a stained glass – to the extent that one visitor even wrote the comment “…like walking in a stained-glass window!”
Description from the architects