Infinity Chapel: photo by Michael Moran click here to see more photos of Infinity Chapel on www.hanrahanmeyers.com post Victoria Meyers architect
Below is an excerpt from the article by David Lindaya on Specifier.com, click the link at the end to read the complete review:
"A chapel is a vessel for faith – a room, building or space standing between the real world and a higher transcendence for all believers. It is a place of sanctuary. When Victoria Meyers architect (hMa) designed Infinity Chapel for the Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist, she created something truly special. The place of worship was guided by perfect geometries, pure materials and mathematical principles; resulting in sensuous surfaces of curves in light. What has been created is an intimate space where the real world, sanctuary and spirit are one through architecture that captivates the soul.In New York’s Greenwich Village, the luminous Infinity Chapel is a transfiguration of a once concealed, gloomy interior. The chapel is a sculpted 4000-square-foot cubic volume of perfectly placed walls and openings derived from pure mathematical forms – squares, golden sections and hypercubes. Slivers of natural light accentuate the surfaces of the chapel’s complex curves that celebrate the faith of all worshippers within.
Three inwardly-curving walls from the south, west and north suggest large spheres – ‘spheres of light’. The illusion of a continuously-curved room is created by interplays of walls that suggest an infinite surface similar to the forms of the Klein bottle or Möbius strip – simple figures that suggest infinity by having no beginning and no end."