burned out casting

Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, Mechernich, Germany
by Peter Zumthor

The wooden construction defining the interior space of the chapel, was burned out after the concrete was dried. The slow burn lasted 3 weeks, leaving behind a hollow cavity blackened with a negativ walls charred in which there were few traces of logs original.

Apart from making visible how it was built up, the burned walls create a special and unusual athmosphere.