Published: Monday, May 28, 2007
By: JLG Architects
Exterior view of the mobile chaplet.
Interior view of the chaplet looking towards the painting alcove.
The Chaplet was commissioned by an artist interested in creating a spiritual, meditative space where she would paint in response to the qualities of space and light.
Diffused light and the exaggerated verticality help create spaciousness within the chaplet.
The elemental form of the gable roof on a simple cuboid is intended to create a structure that lies somewhere between a small temple and a simple farm building.
Steel post-and-beam construction along with the gridiron translucent plastic infill panels gives the chaplet a Japanese character.
The chaplet provides a mobile studio for the artist.
The 8'x12' interior is experienced as three separate spaces: the entry, the painting alcove, and the seating alcove.
Diffused light coupled with the exaggerated verticality of the chaplet create spaciousness within its limited volume.
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