Shou Sugi Ban & spiritual experience!
Live a mystical experience with Peter Zumthor! A strange and marginal architect, he only created around thirty buildings.
Each work is modest and detaches itself from the influence of fashion and architectural trends. He seeks neither success nor notoriety.
But why did you build this building?
For the record, a couple of farmers wanted to pay homage to their god Saint Nicolas de Flue.
They decided to call on Peter to create a chapel in his honor, something he agreed to do for free.
Some time later, they began construction themselves using local materials: stones, wood, sand…
Inside the building, pine trunks 12 m high are placed there and form a teepee. At the top, a hole lets light through.
The tree trunks were then burned and give this blackened appearance on the concrete, typical of the shousugiban method.
Peter reminds us that the shousugiban method is also an aesthetic and artistic process!