riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin
 

riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin

 

heavily damaged during world war two, famed architect karl friedrich schinkel’s st. elisabeth church in berlin chronicles a historical, cultural, and social change. as an homage to his artistry, japanese urban architect riku ikegaya’s ‘nested churches’ installation features a steel-pipe scaffolding within the building, consisting of a scale model of schinkel’s architectural plans of the church.

riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin
a scale model of schinkel’s architectural plans of the church

 

 

the sublime serenity of the church combined with the vital presence of the visitors creates a unique atmosphere. ikegaya‘s installation appears to be a three-dimensional architectural sketch in which guests can contemplate the auratic memory of the space. the neon sign on the scaffolding reads ‘ des herrn wort bleibet in ewigkeit’ which translates to ‘but the word of the lord endureth forever’ — the contrast of the stated bible verse and the unfinished scaffolding installation suggests that the temporality of human existence is juxtaposed with concepts of eternity‘, according to the architect.

riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin
the unrefined pipe structure is a statement peice 

riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin

riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin

riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin

riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin

riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin
the vital presence of the visitors creates a unique atmosphere in the church 

riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin
observation and worship expresse the past and the ambience of the church

riku ikegaya's steel-pipe scaffolding installation revamps st. elisabeth church in berlin
‘church in church’ emerges as not only a physical existence but an invisible matter as well

 

 

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edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

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