Junquillos Chapel

Claudio Baladron & Diego Grass designed a new chapel for 100 people in the remote countryside of Southern Chile. The chapel is made with a wooden barn structure over a concrete platform, with corrugated metal cladding in the outside and pine boards in the inside, plus 100 chairs, lectern, altar, virgin figure and a cross. Photos by Felipe Fontecilla Via SpaceInvading Read more […]
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Field Chapel in Bödigheim

The students of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Ecker Architekten, designed and executed the ecumenical church in Bödigheim, Germany. The task of the design was to create a place of spirituality and quite reflection, but also a place that welcomes hikers and cyclists who appreciate a rest stop that has a sense of beauty. The structure is visible from afar but can only be reached by foot or by bicycle via a steep country lane. A Read more […]
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Wedding Chapel by BNKR Arquitectura

BNKR Arquitectura designed this beautiful little wedding chapel in a colonial garden in Cuernavaca, Mexico. They decided to build a crystal chapel using U-profiled glass in the manner of lattice-work, creating a well ventilated space as well as achieving a visual play between the interior and exterior. The four facades are covered with U-profiled glass and spaced 10 cm from each other. In the altar facade, they outlined and subtracted a cross from the glass veil creating a window that looks Read more […]
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Valleaceron Chapel by S-M.A.O.

This unusual, yet beautiful chapel designed by Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office is located on top of a small hill in an arid and isolated place of Almadenejos, Ciudad Real, Spain. Sharp triangular surfaces, that are like sculptural projections on the horizon, trick the eye into seeing single surfaces. Inside there is no artificial light and only a simple Cross used as a focal point. Photos by Roland Halbe Via SpaceInvading Read more […]
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Temporary Chapel by Local Architecture

During the renovation of a historic building, including the community’s main chapel, Local Architecture suggested building a temporary chapel to accommodate religious worship during the 18 month construction period. Local Architecture, in collaboration with Hani Buri and Yves Weinand, developed a structure using timber panels. Built directly on the ground, the new chapel blends subtly and delicately with the landscape. The folded volume generates a wide horizontal space at the entrance, before Read more […]
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Ilhavo City Library & Chapel by ARX

The Ilhavo City Library, designed by ARX, preserve and integrate the proportion and elegance of the old masonry. From the building, located on the periphery of the town, only the main facade, oriented southeast, and the chapel, both in ruins, were left. The limits of the manor and the line of the old facade were chosen as an anchorage point, where administrative areas and programs compatible with the facade’s rhythm were placed, restoring the character of the original building. There is Read more […]
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Lilja Chapel by Vesa Oiva

Lilja is a portable chapel, designed by Vesa Oiva, that offers a place where one can go to be in silence. The chapel is divided into threes parts: the vestibule, the chapel itself and an outdoor chapel. The chapel’s glass wall acts as background for outdoor events. As light flows through the pattern, it brings to mind a forest, the pace where Finns traditionally go to be in peace. Via Judit Bellostes Read more […]
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Chapel House by Zecc Architecten

Like the Water Tower House, this is another great conversion by Zecc Architecten. This time they restored an old chapel located in Utrecht, Netherlands, into a spacious apartment. The character of the little chapel has been respected and enhanced were possible. The windows maintained the original stained-glass up on high, the firm only added one floor high window on the street side to increase daylight. The interior balcony, that hold the organ, define the different living areas such Read more […]
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Leaf Chapel by Klein Dytham Architecture

The Leaf Chapel, designed by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2004, sits within the grounds of the Risonare Resort in Kobuchizawa, Japan, a refreshingly green setting with beautiful views to the Yatsugatuke peaks and Mount Fuji. The chapel is formed by two leaves. The glass leaf with its delicate lace pattern motif emulates a pergola. The white steel leaf perforated with 4700 holes, each of which hold an acrylic lens, is similar to bride’s veil made of delicate lace. Light filters through the Read more […]
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