The interior of the 300 year old St. Rupert Church near Munich maintains a 5000sf main aisle that overshadows its patronage.

This intervention allows the interior to react to its usage by shrinking and expanding the actual perimeters of the interior space.

In reference to the existing architectre, two rotating, translucent concrete half-domes are introduced to manipulate the space. When rotated in, they create two semi-private rooms for smaller congregations.


closed half-dome

open half-dome


open dome iterations:

small, private back aisle;
semi-enclosed public space; wide public aisle

closed dome iteration:

tripartite configuration;
semi-enclosed private space;
enclosed private altar