KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Sanctuario Dom Bosco, Light Tapestry, Catholic Church architecture, Carlos Alberto Naves, glass architecture

Tapestry of light

In keeping with the theme of exquisite quality of light, Sanctuario Dom Bosco by Carlos Alberto Naves is a less visited, but equally inspiring church in Brasilia. The modernist (almost brutalist) concrete exterior is a complete contrast to the delicate sensation of the interior. Made from 7,400 pieces of Murano glass set into lead, the windows are a tapestry of colour and in some areas, openable as louvres.