Famous Slit Windows

Architects who love to play with light have always put the slit window to work. Here are a few landmark projects where the use of slits/slit windows have made all the difference.

The Church of the Light is still considered as one of the finest works of Japanese architect, Tadao Ando. Built in 1989, this church features two perpendicular slits in the wall forming the cruciform. These slits let light into the otherwise dark concrete structure and create a dramatic yet serene ambience in the church.

Slit Windows Church of Light

Slit Windows Church of Light

Another famous work which puts into play the fascinating effects of slit windows is Therme Vals by Peter Zumthor. A hotel situated in the natural hot springs of Switzerland, the Therme Vals is famous for its unique spa. The roof of the spa features narrow continuous slits which bring in beams of light creating a mesmerizing aura ideal for a relaxed spa experience. Peter Zumthor was honored with the prestigious  Pritzker Architecture Prize for this project.

Slit Windows Therme Vals

Slit Windows Therme Vals

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