Chapel Saint Francis de Sales, Haute-Savoie, France
       
     
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  The project is constructed from a set of three basic CNC routed wooden parts (a, b and c). 
       
     
  Each of the parts' arc length & radius increases in scale by 1.618 up, and .618 down, eg: a = (b+c), 2a = (a+b+c), et cetera. Parts combine into a variety of units that, when stacked, create a range of letter-like cursive columns. Detailed to allow incremental rotation when stacked, units can also create a range of bridging shapes and forms. 
       
     
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  Parts combine into a variety of units that, when stacked, create a range of letter-like cursive columns. Detailed to allow incremental rotation when stacked, units can also create a range of bridging shapes and forms. 
       
     
  Although infinitely variable, the chapel forms a loop of repeating shapes, gently opening and closing as you move around it, evoking the act of writing. Lit from within, at night the chapel becomes a lantern in the landscape. 
       
     
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slide birds eye final.jpg
       
     
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Chapel Saint Francis de Sales, Haute-Savoie, France
       
     
Chapel Saint Francis de Sales, Haute-Savoie, France

Saint Francis de Sales, the patron saint of writing, is often depicted with quill in hand. Designed to honor this obscure saint, the building takes both its inspiration and formal logic from cursive writing. 

de sales night.jpg
       
     
  The project is constructed from a set of three basic CNC routed wooden parts (a, b and c). 
       
     

The project is constructed from a set of three basic CNC routed wooden parts (a, b and c). 

  Each of the parts' arc length & radius increases in scale by 1.618 up, and .618 down, eg: a = (b+c), 2a = (a+b+c), et cetera. Parts combine into a variety of units that, when stacked, create a range of letter-like cursive columns. Detailed to allow incremental rotation when stacked, units can also create a range of bridging shapes and forms. 
       
     

Each of the parts' arc length & radius increases in scale by 1.618 up, and .618 down, eg: a = (b+c), 2a = (a+b+c), et cetera. Parts combine into a variety of units that, when stacked, create a range of letter-like cursive columns. Detailed to allow incremental rotation when stacked, units can also create a range of bridging shapes and forms. 

stfrancis03.png
       
     
  Parts combine into a variety of units that, when stacked, create a range of letter-like cursive columns. Detailed to allow incremental rotation when stacked, units can also create a range of bridging shapes and forms. 
       
     

Parts combine into a variety of units that, when stacked, create a range of letter-like cursive columns. Detailed to allow incremental rotation when stacked, units can also create a range of bridging shapes and forms. 

  Although infinitely variable, the chapel forms a loop of repeating shapes, gently opening and closing as you move around it, evoking the act of writing. Lit from within, at night the chapel becomes a lantern in the landscape. 
       
     

Although infinitely variable, the chapel forms a loop of repeating shapes, gently opening and closing as you move around it, evoking the act of writing. Lit from within, at night the chapel becomes a lantern in the landscape. 

slide plan diagram text fin.jpg
       
     
slide birds eye final.jpg
       
     
stfrancis13.png