Amazing Transparent Church in Borgloon, Belgium

The architect group, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, built this church in Borgloon, Belgium. It doesn’t look like anything special… from certain angles. From other angles, the structure reveals itself to be something else entirely.It consists of 100 layers of stacked steel, that are equidistantly staggered in a way that illusively change in appearance based on where the viewer is standing.

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The Labyrinth 

The Labyrinth is installed at the C-mine arts center in Belgian industrial city Genk. It was created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the exhibitions and events coming - ouvert qui in 2005 at the decommissioned Winterslag coal mining site.

By Belgian studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
Sculptural Steel Labyrinth at a Former Coal Mine
Gijs Van Vaerenbergh (nom du duo d’artistes et architectes Pieterjan Gijs et Arnout Van Vaerenbergh) a construit un labyrinthe sculptural, graphique et im

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh (name of the artists and architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh ) have built a sculptural, graphic, and immersive maze in a former coal mine in Genk, Belgium. This labyrinth is made out of steel, with walls measuring 5 meters in height, and is interested in space as experience (Fubiz)

The shape of a church is indefinitely sketched into the landscape in the latest project by architecture duo, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. Comprised of Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, their series of see-through churches, “Reading Between the Lines,” are not intended to be functional as shelter. They are more like sculptures that borrow design inspiration from local churches’ architecture in the area.

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Labyrinth by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh is a maze formed from 16-foot-tall steel panels that measures nearly 1 mile laid end-to-end and covers 15,000 square feet at a former coal mine. Photography by Filip Dujardin.

Interior, Van Buuren Museum, Brussels, Belgium
via Christie’s

Period interior at the Van Buuren Museum, another location featured in the Christie’s article on Nouveau and Deco in Brussels.

From the article:

For the complete art deco experience, head for the Van Buuren Museum, an idyllic villa on the green edge of Brussels. David Van Buuren was a banker, but his chief passion was art, and the home he built here with his wife Alice is an artwork in its own right. David died in 1955 and Alice in 1973, but it feels as if they’re still around. This house is their memorial, their gift to Brussels and the world. Built by Leon Govaerts and Alexis Van Vaerenbergh, it has a stark brick exterior in bold contrast to the lush gardens that surround it. The peaceful interior is adorned with tasteful art deco furniture and a fantastic art collection, with works from Braque to Brueghel.