Di­vine In­spi­ra­tion

India Today - - BUZZ WORDS -

Ver­ti­cal bands of coloured glass and multi-coloured metal played an im­por­tant role in the re­mod­elling process of Geth­se­mane Lutheran Church in down­town Seat­tle. When given the task of up­dat­ing this ex­ist­ing 1950s build­ing and in­te­grat­ing it with ad­di­tional wor­ship, hous­ing and so­cial pro­grammes, Ol­son Kundig Ar­chi­tects de­cided to go be­yond the usual route. In an ef­fort to give the place of wor­ship a dis­tinc­tive edge, the firm in­tro­duced warm-toned hand­crafted glass win­dows with colour-chang­ing fea­tures as per the time of the day. Af­ter be­ing re­born, the serene and calm chapel now acts as a bea­con of light for the passer­bys and marks its pres­ence within the dis­trict of high-rises.

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