The Field Chapel in Boedigheim, Germany was created in a Design and Build Studio at the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. I find it to be beautiful and clean solution to a Protestant chapel within a large open pasture. The chapel evokes spirituality in a natural environment and reinforces a landscape that promotes reflection of self.
The sketch of the chapel is a clear example of a gestural drawing impacting the overall essence of a space.
The chapel is elevated on a light plinth to mimic that it is an object on a site, and does not naturally belong. Rather it rests on the landscape respecting its placement and purpose.
The louvers are gradually spaced out at increasing intervals to allow more light to enter making the space feel more spiritual.
The chapel is accented by a tree to its right that is its same scale to give it a grounding to the site. Maintaining this common scale makes the chapel appear to have more relation to the site in which it sites.
The material chosen is a local wood that evokes a sense of being and nature within the cornfield landscape.