The Moonhouse Expedition with Cajsa Högberg at Taj Mahal at Agra, India.
Cajsa Högberg has brought the Moonhouse to Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Cajsa was in India and Agra on business and brought a Moonhouse along.
The Taj Mahal was completed between 1632 and 1643 by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal]. The building is considered to the be one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
When the Moonhouse meets the Taj Mahal it is a meeting on many levels.
It can be argued that the Taj Mahal and the Moonhouse are two of the most significant buildings in history of mankind. The former building was concieved and materialised in the past while the latter is concieved now and will materialise in the future. The two bring their respective messages from their respective coordinates in time.
The past, the present and the future meet in beautiful glory.
While most would agree that the Moonhouse is a ”house” as the name says, the notion that the Moonhouse is a ”building” is challenged by vigorously by some, particularly those with professional interest such as architects. There is no challenge that the Taj Mahal is a building where it sits on the banks of River Yamuna in Agra. The question is why the Moonhouse when it sits at the foothills of Sinus Iridum on the Moon is not a building. Here the meeting is one between different conceptions.
Both buildings carry their own investment of age old beauty. The Taj Mahal in the curved complex and unique splendour available when no expense is spared available to the few with immense wealth. The Moonhouse in the angular and minimalistic beauty available in the ubiquitous to those with small means. Thus, the elite meets the masses, the wealthy meet the poor, east meets west.
The Moonhouse Expedition is very grateful to Cajsa for bringing the house on this exciting expedition.
The Moonhouse is art. It challenges.