jaw dropping architecture – elemental

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This breathtaking take-me-there-now pavilion was designed by Chilean architects Elemental. The Crosses Lookout Point – which hovers precariously on the edge of a mountain face – is the fourth and highest of seven architectural structures that lie along the 117 km Ruta del Peregrino on Mexico’s Jalisco mountain range, a site of religious pilgrimage.

This iconic structure, with its intricate relation to the site on which it balances and immediate sense of awe for the landscape in which it rests, adds to the sense of religious ritual.The seven structures create an architectural narrative along the pilgrimage route, marking and showcasing the extraordinary landscape of this region. Like an off-balance seesaw, the Crosses Lookout Point recreates and emphasises the drama of the landscape.

All images are by Iwan Baan.

For a breathtaking architectural pilgrimage in Norway, follow the link to KNSTRCT.

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