The See-Through Church

Image: Kristov Vrancken

Architectural partnership Gijs Van Vaerenbergh was founded by Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh. One of their projects is this structure in the countryside of Limburg, Belgium. The installation resembles the architecture of churches in the region, yet this "church" becomes semi-transparent depending on the viewer's location and perspective.

The beautiful design, called "Reading Between the Lines," is constructed of 100 layers and 2000 columns of steel. It stands nearly 33 feet high. From their website, the architects state the meaning they ascribe to their architecture:

"Their work consists of site-specific interventions, installations and constructions that generate a mutual reaction with their environment. This results in a artistic practice devoted to a research into the fundaments of constructing itself and their impact on the spectator. Next to these experimental projects, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh also creates architectural projects in which they make use of the results of their experimental works. As such, they follow a trajectory in two directions: from experiment to architecture, and the other way around."

Via Viral Nova.

Image: Kristof Vrancken 

 Image: Mine Dalemans

 Image: Mine Dalemans

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