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This Church in Belgium Was Brilliantly Designed to Look Different From All Angles

Belgian architect group, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, built a church in Belgium, and it’s pretty plain…from certain angles.

From others, the structure reveals itself to be something else entirely – a building that’s almost entirely see through. The project, named “Reading Between the Lines,” is a composition of 100 layers of stacked steel, that are equidistantly staggered in a way that illusively change in appearance based on where the viewer is standing.

Looks like a pretty normal, quaint little church right?

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Wrong…oh so wrong.

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This is most certainly not your normal church. Not even close.

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When looking at it laterally, the structure is entirely see-through.

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But when looking at it head on, it appears much denser.

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The more vertical the view, the less see-through it becomes.

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And because it’s made of steel, the structure also weighs a whopping 30 tons.

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The intent behind its design, was for the church to be tangibly present…

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But also visually absent at the same time.

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Year-round, it attracts quite the crowd of mesmerized spectators…

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And they’re all trying to read between the lines.

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But sometimes, that can be easier said than done.

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