The Great Eye by Hudson Architects
and Ben Coode-Adams

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The surrounding countryside is projected onto the ceiling of this reed-covered tower that Hudson Architects and artist Ben Coode-Adams have installed in a field in Norfolk, England.

The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

Entitled The Great Eye, the small, temporary structure functions as a camera obscura that visitors can climb up inside using a hidden staircase.

The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

Mirrors surround the wooden legs of the tower, so that it from afar it appears to be hovering in midair.

The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

The structure is one of over 30 site-specific projects completed for Cley 2012, a contemporary arts festival taking place in and around a quiet village on the east coast of England.

The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

Other projects on Dezeen from the Norfolk countryside include a barn extension with chunky chipboard walls and a mill-keeper’s house clad with charred timber.

The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

Photography is by Raven Cozens-Hardy.

Here's some information from the festival organisers:


The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

This is The Great Eye - a new art installation by Hudson Architects.

The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

A camera obscura that appears to float in mid-air, it stands near the village of Cley in north Norfolk and forms part of the Cley 12 Aisle and Air exhibition project, which runs from 5 July to 5 August.

The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

The Great Eye evokes the memory of coastal buildings that have disappeared at Salthouse and Cley - whether undermined, eroded or demolished by the sea. It also reflects on church towers that appear so frequently in the Norfolk skyline.

The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

Seen from a distance the tower appears to be floating in mid-air, creating an ambiguous relationship with the ground that Hudson Architects intend to reflect the shifting nature of the north Norfolk coastal landscape over time.

The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

The tower is built from timber and is clad with local reeds, supported by timber supports behind a series of mirrors that reflect the sky.

The Great Eye by Hudson Architects

Concealed inside the tower is a camera obscura which reverses the viewer's gaze. The Great Eye was built by artist and sculptor Ben Coode-Adams.

  • Molly

    Bruder Klaus anyone?

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    No pic from the inside? I am disappointed.

  • jed

    Lovely…. and possibly good but some shots of this alleged interior would have been useful in judging that.

  • edwards

    Being old fashioned I much prefer the church tower built by a previous generation of con artists.