Outside view of one window during day, Lutz Haufschild, Places of Worship, Golden Keys
Outside view of one window during day
Golden Keys|    
Outside view of one window during day


  • Golden Keys: View of mosque at dusk
  • Golden Keys: Outside view of two windows at night
  • Golden Keys: Outside view of one window during day
  • Golden Keys: View of interior at night
  • Golden Keys: Interior view of one window during the day
  • Golden Keys: Detail of window showing layered painting on inside and out
 

Eight three-dimensional windows are located in the prayer and banquet halls. In the Taj Mahal in India and the Alhambra in Spain I experienced light filtering through intricately carved marble and wooden screens. The marble and wood seemed de-materialized, more precious and transformed into pure light. This observation became my guiding principle for creating the golden windows of Burnaby Jamatkhana (prayer house).

Location: 
Burnaby Jamathkana, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Artist: 
Lutz Haufschild
Medium: 
1” cast glass, silver stained on both sides
Architect: 
Bruno Frechi Architects, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Scope: 
8 three-dimensional windows