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Old Posted Mar 25, 2013, 6:29 PM
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A Super-Luxe Pad for Retired Popes

Read More: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/des...ed-popes/5068/

Project: http://www.1week1project.org/en/2013...11-ciao-papam/

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Does the church owe him a retirement home on a lush Mediterranean island? Should it release him gently into the sunny pastures of Tuscany, where he will live on nuts and blood oranges and sleep in quiet dells with the deer until the Creator finally rings his number? Or how about a super-swanky retirement home custom-suited for all his papal needs?

- That's what 1Week1Project has imagined with these hilarious renderings of Benedict's future crash pad, which is shaped like a halo and seems to glow from within. The members of the "spontaneous architecture" group, who are based in Santiago and Paris, produced these designs as part of an effort to imagine new building projects for each week in 2013.

- They write: Since leaving the vatican on february 28th, 85 year old benedict XVI lives in castello gandolfo, located 30 km away from rome. for his spiritual retreat, 1week1project proposes a house sitting on a roof close to piazza della rotonda. reinterpreting the halo's symbolic shape, the dwelling is organized around an atrium (central garden or courtyard) and offers a 360° view. the building will provide benedict XVI the necessary seclusion for praying, preserving a relationship with the surrounding world.

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