The foundation of this brilliantly constructed church may be made of concrete but the rest of it is constructed from a generous volume of weathered steel. 30 tones to be precise. The steel panels are stacked horizontally with deliberate gaps between them. This gives visitors the opportunity to look into the church and in fact through it, as each side of the church is made with a similar arrangement. When placed at a particular viewpoint the church will seem to disappear from view and appear as a mere distortion to the landscape. The church was constructed back in 2011 and is situated in rural Limburg, Belgium.
The project is the work of architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh of the Gijs Van Vaerenbergh studio. It is aptly named the ‘Reading Between The Lines’ project. It is 10 meters tall and is built from 100 layers of stacked weathered steel, constituting an incredible 2,000 columns of metal.
[Via – Inhabitat]