See-through church (Belgium)
The Belgian architects Arnout Van Vaerenbergh and Pieterian Gijs wanted to create a design that allows natural sunlight to enter the church. It is built using 100 stacked layers and columns of steel plates that allow walls of the church to look hidden or be allowed to reappear to protect from rain and other weather issues. This was just one of the several structures that was part of the Z-OUT art installation to place these structures in public places over a five-year period.
World’s Tiniest Church (U.S.A.)
New York’s Cross Island Chapel is the smallest of all churches with a total floor area of 51 inches by 81 inches for a total of less than 30 square feet. It is nondemoninational and can only seat two guests at a time. A wedding was held with the church only being able to hold the bride, groom and minister while everyone else was anchored nearby the tiny church in boats; which is the only way one can access the church building.