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.
MI-KA-EL. A CHAPEL in Montalcino, Italy by sa.und.sa architetti
July 3rd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
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The workshop UPDATE # 04, held in the virtuous municipality of Camigliano from July 27th to August 3rd 2014 with 17 students from all over Italy, considered the results of the participatory process that took place in the preceding months and responded to the citizens’ request to give the area a place able to amplify the landscape suggestions and a space designed for meditation and prayer.
The chapel is an “incielata room” built near the cave of St. Michael; is a space with a highly symbolic connotations, a place linked to religion, in biological symbiosis with the rocky walls of the cave, with the ancient chapel of St. Michael, with the oblique and powerful light of the path and with the prevailing silence sometimes broken by the dripping stalactites. The work focuses on questions relating to inhabit the landscape and dialogue among new, ancient and ancestral. The comparison is expressed by a two- dimensional dialectic according to which hierarchies are not assigned versus time – at the patina – but compared to the position of things in space.
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