I like my mazes confined to a newspaper, but for those of you who prefer more visceral thrills, consider this wacky proposal by the British designer/futurist Phil Pauley: It’s a nine-story glass cube that’s given over, floor to ceiling, to a giant, human labyrinth. Per the press release:
Each of the nine levels represents the complexity of an equivalent single level maze. Stairs and ramp ways may offer assurance but sometimes you will have to go back down a floor or two to reach the higher levels!
The cube would be constructed entirely out of 100% recycled flexible glass-based polymer, so you’d be able to see through walls, floors, ceilings--the whole thing. All of which is supposed to add to “the excitement of the experience” and “challenge your conventional perception and push the boundaries of reality in real-time.” And no doubt lurch your brain into a grand mal seizure. Imagine what an Apple store might look like if it collided with a hall of mirrors, and you’re there.
Pauley is looking for a partner to make the Cubed Maze3 a reality. Got any leads? Holler at him here.
[Images courtesy of Phil Pauley]