Tetsuo Kobori



復活礼拝堂/Chapel of Resurrection by Eric Bryggman, 1941

Chapel of Resurrection by Eric Bryggman, 1941


This was one of the architecture that I wanted to visit in North Europe.
Ordinarily, pews in churches are facing the front of the altar, but Eric Bryggman made them different. The seats ware arranged little diagonally, and makes a 30 degree angle to the left from the direction of the sunlight and the altar, it makes us the ambiance of the brilliant pine forest outside.
The plan is parsed trapezoid with longitudinal direction of 27.5m, both space width and height are about 12.5m.
This ratio is common to the churches and also the Kinbell Art Museum in Texas in U.S.A.