I decided to explore the different results of the crossing of vertical and horizontal planes when building ceilings. Different ceiling heights in relation with the human perception of the space and the effects light can have on it were my guidelines during this phase. With this aim in mind, I interested myself on two churches. As a spiritual shelter, churches are willing to connect the human with the sky. I therefore found interesting for my project to look for modern realizations of this purpose.
Section of Jørn Utzon's Bagsvaerd church, Denmark
Takeshi Hosaka's Shonan Christ church, Japan
The user is invited to feel more or less comfortable depending on different ceiling heights. Furthermore, the shadow of the light’s entrance through the openings in the roof creates other « ceiling heights » clearly visible on the wall. This also changes the experience of the user and varies depending on the position of the sun.
Interior views of another inspiration: Seashore Chapel, China
Monge at scale 1/20
Axonometric at scale 1/20
Axonometric at scale 1/66