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Seemingly Transparent Steel Steeple is an Optical Illusion

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Arch Digest's daily blog just dug up this rather awesome bit of public architecture: a see-through chapel that Dutch architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh built in Borgloon, Belgium. Made up of 100 evenly spaced planks of steel, the steeple and nave, constructed in 2011, are totally transparent at eye-level, but look solid from either above or below. Add it to the index of strange chapel architecture, on par with egg-shaped sanctuaries, light-up crucifixes, converted '60s bunkers, and LED churches.

· A Surrealist, Steel Church-Inspired Folly in Belgium [Daily AD]
· All churches coverage [Curbed National]