November 22, 2011

Slideshow: Bagsværd Church - Copenhagen, Denmark- by Jørn Utzon


Best known for the stunning architectural icon the Sydney Opera House, the danish architect Jørn Utzon designed one of the most beautiful churches I've visited. Bagsværd Church sits quietly in a suburb of Copenhagen and is rather unassuming from the exterior. It barely hints at the drama of the interior spaces. Tte way Utzon captures light and reflects it into the chapel through his undulating ceiling and light wells is spectacular. The concept is so clear and straight forward and the effect is dramatic. The materials are simple and understated, mostly just white washed concrete with some wood and metal accents. This is a splendid piece of modern architecture that rivals some of the more famous work of its author and his peers.

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