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Tasked with building a rural chapel near Bödigheim, Germany, a team of students from the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology teleconferenced for months with with their European counterparts at Ecker Architekten, coordinating AutoCAD renderings and CNC specs to create a Protestant church that could also serve as a quiet oasis for cyclists and hikers. Only the sky and the ascending tower are visible from within the four walls of the chapel, which was made from donated, recycled and renewable local materials like Larch wood, which will develop a gray patina over time. [via archdaily pics by brigida gonzalez]