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Liminal Moments

Liminal moments are the spaces between spaces. They are akin to threshold zones, but are spaces in their own right. This project utilizes light, opacity, and perceived depth to create a series of moments that lead from exterior to interior. Liminal moments are marked by innate qualities such as transition, expectation, and anticipation. They frame the reading of the spaces and surfaces which border them. This project studies a series of sequential moments that move from exterior to interior and back again. The primary program is a non-denominational chapel nested within an archaeological museum. This composition of sacred spaces capitalizes on their innate qualities of reverence and procession to generate liminal conditions. The religious program organizes the museum program around it, turning each gallery into a new zone of transition and movement. 

Title

Christ's Pieces Museum and Chapel

Location

Cambridge, UK

Size

36,000 ft²

Date

2019

Faculty

Margaret Fletcher

Typology

Chapel  ·  Museum

Auburn University  ·  Studio VIII

Institution

Published

Visual Communication for Architects and Designers  ·  2020

Breaks in the lower volumes frame glimpses of the interior lobby and the lower gallery.

Exterior and interior moments are conscious of views of and from site circulation.