Saturday, September 17, 2011

Reading between the Lines

Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh have completed a see-through church in Limburg, Belgium.The ten metre-high church is constructed from 100 stacked layers of weathered steel plates.
Here are some more details from Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
Photography is by Kristof Vrancken.
The church is 10 meters high and is made of 100 layers and 2000 columns of steel. Depending on the perspective of the viewer, the church is either perceived as a massive building or seems to dissolve – partly or entirely – in the landscape. On the other hand, looking at the landscape from within the church, the surrounding countryside is redefined by abstract lines. I think this project is great beacuse the religion must be celebrated in a brighter place where the light is very protagonist. In places of worship is the atmosphere that brings us closer to the abstract. Congratulations to the architects!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting ideas.
it appears to me what every dialogue between people.
the outside that came inside and the inside that goes outside.
at my first look it remember me what was the gotic style applied to architecture some centuries ago.