Queen Mary Medical School Library by Surface Architect again

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The project title is to create a library in a traditional church. The approach by the assigned architect is to locate an ambigious object at the crossing point of the nave and transept which is the strongest symmetrical point. The ambigious objects
Traditionally in Christian architecture this location is left empty, a symbolic space for the union of the church and the congregation. The ambiguous object gains symbolic stature by occupying this space and acting as the focus for the secular pursuit of knowledge.
Church of St Augustine & St Philip, Whitechapel, London
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