Sliding Chapel

The chapel is an elegant slender form that appears to be sliding down a hillside.

The energy of the apparent movement informs the materiality of the heavily charred exterior skin.

The Chapel’s function is to act as a non-denominational space for reflection.

Upon entering the pavilion, visitors are offered a place to sit, where they are rewarded with a stunning sea-view.

All of the wood used in the chapel is up-cycled. Most of it was in the form of shipping boxes that we dismantled.

The burning technique used was the traditional Japanese shou-sugi-ban technique of tying 3 boards into a chimney and setting a fire at the base.

It was built as part of the international design event, MEDS.