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Constructed from timber, the building is made in layers, each the height of a step, built up into a folded form, which came from extensive experimentation with different fabrics and which recalls the ceremonial cloth that the Buddha sits on.   Design by Heatherwick Studio, UK



This design shows the possibilities of plywood panels.    I dare say this chapel, which was meant to be used for 18 months while the actual church was being renovated, is better than many “real” chapels.


“A gridshell is a structure which derives its strength from its double curvature (in the same way that a fabric structure derives strength from double curvature), but is constructed of a grid or lattice.

The grid can be made of any material, but is most often wood (similar to garden trellis) or steel.”

“Gridshell.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 23 Nov 2008, 19:47 UTC. 6 Mar 2009 <>



The Museum of Wood by Tadao Ando

Museum of Wood - Tadao Ando

Museum of Wood - Tadao Ando