Not your average lookin’ church

Articles, Design

‘According to X Architekten, the project architects, the chapel sits on an island surrounded by major traffic arteries–a virtual no-man’s land “in need of a new strong character.” Instead of building a towering structure that would compete with Voestalpine’s other company buildings, the firm decided to carve the church into a hillside, leaving the rooftop as a walkable bridge. Keeping the structure low to the ground also obviated the need to build an expensive foundation.Inside, visitors are greeted by a dizzying array of faceted walls lined with white-spruce paneling and exposed light strips. Views of the green lawn through floor-to-ceiling windows contrast with the spare, brightly lit interior–which offers nary a dark, dusty pew for silent contemplation. And perhaps that’s the point: In this church, there’s no hiding from God’….

Read the full article by Belinda Lanks here. (via fastcodesign)

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Incredible tiny houses

Design, Misc.

I am completely amazed and fascinated by these homes. A very simple concept, yet one that would be hard to adjust to (especially for a person such as myself who fantasizes about having a closet the size of one of these little guys). But in all seriousness, this is brilliant! Not only are they cheap, they are also mobile. I love seeing all the clever and inventive ways that things are stored. A smart and under-rated idea that a lot of people could totaly make work -not to say that it wouldn’t be a major shift of life-style, but perhaps, in some ways a healthier one, nonetheless.
I’m under the impression that there are a number of companies that manufacture these houses, but one to note is Tiny Tumbleweed House Co.

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