In order to design buildings with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction.The chapel is made of 112 tree trunks. After the frame was completed, layers of concrete were poured and rammed over the existing surface, each around 50cm thick. When the 24 layers of concrete had set, the wooden frame was set on fire, leaving behind a hollowed blackened cavity and charred walls. The chapel evokes a sombre and reflective character. There is no plumbing, bathrooms, running water, electricity.To me, buildings can have a beautiful silence that I associate with attributes such as composure, self-evidence, durability, presence, and integrity, and with warmth and sensuousness as well; a building that is being itself, being a building, not representing anything, just being.