Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle, WA by Ervin Vice
‘Steven Holl’s work has always been marked by a dynamic modesty, an apparent simplicity around which an agenda of space, proportion and language is intensively explored. His current proposal for the 600 sq m Jesuit Chapel of St. Ignatius starts from a well-mannered premise as to site and perimeter condition, then springs into architectural life as interior volumes rise up to catch the natural light and emit, on winter evenings, a carefully calibrated glow. Holl’s roofscape of zinc-clad vessels should prove to be an unusually articulate symbol of spiritual purpose’.
-Raymund Ryan, The Architectural Review
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