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?
Wrong…oh so wrong.
This is most certainly not your normal church. Not even close.
When looking at it laterally, the structure is entirely see-through.
But when looking at it head on, it appears much denser.
The more vertical the view, the less see-through it becomes.
And because it’s made of steel, the structure also weighs a whopping 30 tons.
The intent behind its design, was for the church to be tangibly present…
But also visually absent at the same time.
Year-round, it attracts quite the crowd of mesmerized spectators…
And they’re all trying to read between the lines.
But sometimes, that can be easier said than done.