This screen separating the vestibule from the sanctuary is my everything. So simple and elegant, it lets through all the light and none of the visual noise. Of course #saarinen created an equally stunning entry point from the welcome center along a compressed aisle. Swipe for more Midcentury glory to the Lord.
I’ve even included love for the under-pew hearing system.
Another fun fact from our tour guide: since she grew up in this church and in small town Indiana she didn’t know any other religious architecture until she travelled to Europe as a young adult. To her, this is what a church looks like.
Space 8, wine pavilion, Mas Rodó (2018).
•Location: Mas Rodó is an estate and winery situated 1 hour and 30 minutes from Barcelona. It is characherized by its vines, endless mountains and forest.
•The project: Create a space to experience wine tasting, the 8th step of wine’s cycle, on an already existant wooden structure, inspired by japanese architecture. Three principle parameters we had to work on: the wind, the sun and the view of the vineyards
•The concept: we created a story that first starts from the first step of the pavilion, the rock (the earth) which has been transported on a tractor with the help of Manolo, the winery’s farmer. After taking the stairs, one enters the pavilion on the south facade where he is completery surrounded by white. This resorts at the same time the wine’s color and protects the pavilion from direct sunlight. It also creates an air ventilation with openings on the west facade to help airate the wine. Last, one can enjoy the wine with large openings that opens up the vineyard view.
•The pattern: we had to create a system that allows us to recreate that story. A system that limits the waste of material (the Corian) and is easy to construct because of the limited time we had to put them on the structure. Therefore, we created a pattern by dividing a parallelogram in two and creating two kinds of pieces: one introverted (A) and the other extroverted (B). When we mixed them together we created different kinds of openings (AA / BB / AB). We used the introverted pieces mostly on the south facade (picture 2) to protect the pavilion from daylight, the extroverted pieces on the north and east facades (picture 3) where the main view is, and we mixed both of the pieces on the west facade to create air ventilation (picture 4).