An HD video of Zumthor's Saint Benedict Chapel.
"Peter Zumthor says that in the context of an architectural object the materials can assume poetic quality. Then, it's necessary to produce in the self object a right connection between form and meaning, since by itself the materials are not poetic. In fact in this isolated Chapel in Saint Benetig, that he is able to full reason to denominate object of architectural design, the material it is pure poetry. Zumthor has realized a construction that's itself, that's at the service of the function and that it's a belonging ingredient to the things world, able to live without the rhetoric of the planner having in herself a strong atmosphere leading. The road to arrive has been hard and tortuous, but it has been as a purification journey from all the traditional archetypes to get inebriate itselves of the Alps strength and beauty, necessary condition to well understand this small masterpiece."