Great Pyramid of Giza has a brand new look
Today we can exclusively reveal that the Great Pyramid of Giza has a brand new look!
Home improvements until now have involved heavy stone blocks covered in white Tura limestone. But now the trend for light framed glass structures that let in natural daylight are in vogue and not wanting to be left behind this great wonder has a shiny new roof.
Already testament to our sophisticated architecture and the fact no one in the world has a building taller than our Great Pyramid, forward thinking designers at the NuDawn Rooflight Company have developed the ideal solution for pyramid owners looking for more natural light.
The first of its kind
The first of its kind has been installed on the Great Pyramid to the delight of its owner.
Pharaoh Khufu said, “we just knew we had to do it. Next door had a new conservatory built last summer and we knew we could outdo them. They were constantly going on about it over their date and honey juice down at the King’s Sandal”.
“We’ve always had a healthy rivalry. When they started wearing a new style of fancy tunics, we redecorated throughout and added some lovely hand carved furniture. When we started using gold coins, they started writing down their tax affairs on papyrus.”
“No one truly understands how I organised the construction of my stairway to heaven, and I shan’t be letting on any time soon. But needless to say, it was driven by my desire to leave behind a legacy and of course to get one over the neighbours.”
“Now that I’ve added a rooflight, I can see the sky from wherever I sit. You should see the way it moves around the internal passages and chambers. It’s awesome, especially in the evening with a tankard sitting by my favourite granite sarcophagus. My wives love it when they visit from their nearby pyramids. I’m yet to decide which one will get their roof done first.”
Chose a pleasing frameless design
Paul from NuDawn says Pharaoh Khufu chose a pleasing frameless design, made with structural glass to glass joins to maximise the daylight entering the building. Keen to also maximise sustainability, all the glass used was made using local sand and pioneering heat furnace techniques.
“Structural glass is designed to take some of the structural load” says Paul. “It means that there’s nothing to spoil a good view, bringing a bit of the outdoors, in.”
“What’s more, our innovative solar reflective, self-cleaning glass means that even in the Egyptian heat, the UV rays reaching the inside are kept to a minimum and the internal spaces are kept cool, yet bright. Plus no one has to climb up the Great Pyramid in order to clean it.”
“Our frameless rooflights are among the slimmest designs on the market, making them the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing.”
Pharaoh Khufu is already talking to Channel 4th Dynasty if Kewab McCloud would like to feature it in his next series of Grand Necropolis Designs.
“Who knows where the company will be in the future?”, Paul continued.
“We hope our ultra-modern frameless pyramid rooflights are just as successful in many centuries to come. We named our pointy, angular design, ‘pyramid-shaped’ after the Great Pyramid of Giza – imagine if in the 21st Century, people are still talking about the feat of engineering it took to design and build?”