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Thursday, May 23, 2019

John Pawson, wooden chapel in Unterliezheim (Germany)

The British architect John Pawson built this chapel which is one of seven commissioned by the Siegfried and Elfriede Denzel Foundation to provide such stops for repose along a cycle path in a Bavarian forest. All of them had to be made of wood and include a cross and pews.

A stack of Douglas fir logs rises on a concrete plinth. A narrow rectangular hole leads one in, and the space inside – 9 meters long, 7 meters high – is conducive to reflection. Natural light enters through a cross shape cut out at one end, longitudinal slits close to the roof, and a single window framing the landscape.
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