Cloth Chapel

2010 _ Undergraduate Studio

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This interfaith chapel is an investigation of spaces that invite, support and honour sacred rituals.  The Cloth Chapel explores how textile making could serve as a unifying activity for various faith groups in Cambridge, ON.  The practice of knitting, weaving, and quilting serve as focal points for community relations, and inform the building’s aesthetics and form. 

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Weaving patterns provided inspiration for the brick and paver coursing.  A large chapel space is paralleled by a courtyard of equal size, each providing opportunities for gathering and crafting.  The roofscape and surrounding landscape are used for growing various plants for fibre and dyes.

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Roof Garden   Courtyard 01

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Chapel Corridor    Chapel 02-2




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