Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bornhouse Chapel, Venice Biennale, 2009






Chapel within a church, constructed by Russian architectural consortium bornhouse in the San Stae church for the Venice Biennale. Luminous, simple design well-suited for a free standing structure as well. There is a video of the grid-based construction at the link.

I believe these are laser-cut wood panels...I'm interested in how this sort of delicate screening effect could be applied to the monolithic expanses of steel and glass seen so often in American church construction.

2 comments:

new york city garden said...

Very nice indeed.

Plate glass or steel, or almost any other material can be cut with a water jet cutter. It operates much like the laser cutter that cut these wood panels, but with high pressure water that can penetrate 8 inch thick steel or 12 inch thick aluminum. Why do I know this....I run an architectural model studio in an architecture school. You've just given me some good ideas...

holly aka golly said...

This a spectacular installation. I love it!

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