Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Precedent: Trahan Church

Further to Steven Holls reflected light which, Rose in particular, all of us loved. We loved these windows that aren't windows, the "windows that let light in but don't have views" that there has been so much talk about, used in this church (by Victor Trahan) in Louisiana. All of the orifices into the sacred space are designed to refract light as it enters without any visual access to the outside. We think this idea would particularly suit the main bedroom as a place of sanctuary and rest.

1 comment:

rory said...

Yes that's stunning. I'm going to think about how to 'trick up' that quality using standard materials. Maybe you use the depth created by joinery for example and frame out a crystaline funnel to a standard window (which you can't see from the inside).