Here is a small interview with Scope Cleaver, the architect of the building. This conversation took place between me and him after the exterior look of the building was finalized.
Distant Signals: So, what inspired you to create this building?
Scope Cleaver: I wanted a building that reflected the patterns, angles and spikes of the original Estonian material that was provided to me. Something isometric with a very accentuated perspective.
Distant Signals: Why did you choose concrete and glass as building materials?
Scope Cleaver: Well the answer is boring I fear. I use those materials in most of my builds. It's typical of modern architecture. I like the white concrete because of the effect of light at night on it, slightly bluish.
Distant Signals: Was the building process harder than the others you have done, or easier?
Scope Cleaver: Definitely harder.
Distant Signals: Why?
Scope Cleaver: The technique differs a lot. It was a building designed by subtraction. I carved the shape and space out of the geometry.
Distant Signals: Was there any particular detail you have never used before?
Scope Cleaver: Well the shape itself is really novel to me in Second Life, the combination of pyramids and glass, the way I shaped the railing window that cuts the light throughout the building at all levels.
Distant Signals: I noticed that the building really is very different from every angle, it is playing with the viewer. But do you believe this building could exist in reality?
Scope Cleaver: With some very angry engineers maybe :)... Well because they'd scratch their heads at so many points, because it is an unusual structure and weight distribution.
Distant Signals: Well, it is not necessary of course, I actually like the idea that Second Life architecture can differ from physical architecture since this environment has its own rules.
Scope Cleaver: Still, yes I think with some minor modifications we could certainly translate that dynamic and shape into First Life.
Distant Signals: Actually in Estonia we have a contest "the concrete building of the year", would you mind, if we try to present this building to that competition?
Scope Cleaver: I would be more than happy, feel free to enter it in the contest.