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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Funeral Chapel in Turin, Italy by Raimondo Guidacci

 
January 8th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Raimondo Guidacci

Planning a funeral chapel means designing a building with a strong symbolic value means dealing not only with the place where it will be placed, but especially with spiritual values. Planning a funeral chapel, is how to design a small monument, a small church. In the design of the chapel to St. George Canavese, all this adds another element represented by the fact that it was to renovate a chapel trying to preserve the existing profile.

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  • Architects: Raimondo Guidacci
  • Project: Funeral Chapel
  • Location: San Giorgio Canavese, Turin, Italy
  • Client: The Family Episcopo
  • Supervision: Raymond Guidacci
  • Companies:
    Chestnut, San Giorgio Canavese (building works)
    Avetta, San Giorgio Canavese (wall and floor stone)
    Catella Brothers, Turin (construction vessel in black granite)
  • Dimensional Data: 9 square meters. Surface
  • Photos: Beppe Garden

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It is part of a sequence of chapels side by side and arranged along the perimeter of an open space intended to inhumations. The chapel, a square with sides of about 3 meters, is fully covered with large slabs of gneiss white. Two angular stainless steel coupled on a flat continuous, draw a cross entire facade, becoming handle, in correspondence with the input ports glass, and crowning, along the strip of contact between the vertical wall and cover (also made of gneiss ).

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Even the indoor flooring and the front wall are coated in large slabs of gneiss while all other walls and the ceiling are painted with nail polish satin black. A large vase in black granite, built on a design, with nine red roses on a bed of red sand, placed in the center of the space, it becomes the real focus of the project. Two paving slabs close the access hatch to the underground space. The choice of a simple geometry, elementary, cube stone capped by a pediment also made of stone, as opposed to ornaments present on the adjacent chapels, makes sure that the new chapel can be integrated perfectly into the context while speaking a different language.

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