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Tree of Life Chapel in Braga, Portugal by Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Article source: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

The object, the chapel, is a handmade wooden box construction inside a huge18th century stone building, the Seminary of St. Tiago, in the center of Braga, Portugal. Into the renovated two levels space that encloses the Chapel comes some daylight that is very controlled and delicately used by the architects. The space around the chapel is quite dark, so the object appears transparent. The natural light is filtered through its walls, made by thin, horizontal, wooden bars, and gives the architectural body a luminous appearance.

Image Courtesy © José Forte

Image Courtesy © José Forte

  • Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos
  • Project: Tree of Life Chapel
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: José Forte and Asbjørn Andresen
  • Software used: REVIT (autodesk)
  • Design Team: António Jorge Fontes, André Fontes, Asbjörn Andresen, Joaquim Carvalho(civil engineer)
  • Area: 38 m2
  • Project year: 2010
  • Construction year: 2010
  • Finished year: 2010
  • Inogorated: October 20, 2011

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Los Nogales School’s chapel in Bogotá, Colombia by Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Los Nogales School’s Chapel, is conceived based on human life’s dualities. A pure and elemental prism represents the pureness, the essential and the harmony. The various volumes and cracks that this prism suffers represent the spiritual sense in human lives, therefore harmony’s alterations. The prism order is juxtaposed with these alterations that generate light cracks on the elevations, allusion to hope and opportunity in a life of darkness. The dimness take place, as a place for quietness and prayer; the search for the interior self. Dualism also happens when the chapel opens itself to gather a major number of assistants; the lineal traditional axis of the interior becomes the transverse one, altar changes to chorus, and Christian traditional symbolism suffer a metamorphosis just by opening two huge doors facing a wide public space. This changes the chapel dramatically, from one that can gather 100 assistants to another capable for almost 2000, distorting the scale of the building itself, and making invisible the edge between interior and exterior. In fact the site’s composition is the result of a detailed study, composed by the chapel’s prism and the loose belfry element, which works as a symbolic landmark. The ochre concrete and the natural wood reflect brightness and nobility, mixed with texture and grain, surround by the tranquility of the subtle water pond and the trees.

Image Courtesy © Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Image Courtesy © Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

  • Architects: Taller Arquitectura De Bogota 
  • Project: Los Nogales School’s chapel
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Design: Arch. Daniel Bonilla
  • Project team: Arch. Daniel Bonilla, Arch. Alejandro Borrero, Arch. Claudia Monroy, Arch. Jhony Duarte
  • Client: Corporación Colegio Los Nogales
  • Constructor: Arch. Jaime Pizarro
  • Construction management: Exacta Proyecto Total
  • Period of construction: 2000 – 2001

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Shonan Christ Church in Kanagawa, Japan by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Article source: Takeshi Hosaka Architects

A protestant church stands at a rich green residential area which is 10-minutes away from Shonan beach on foot. The chapel of the 50-year old church became too small and it was therefore decided that a new church would be constructed on a different site. Church authorities said that the passages of the Bible are read and heard in service. Therefore, “We wish to have a chapel appropriate to give praise to the Lord.

Image Courtesy © KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

Image Courtesy © KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

  • Architects: Takeshi Hosaka Architects
  • Project: Shonan Christ Church
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.
  • Structural engineers: Hitoshi yonamine / ove arup & partners japan ltd
  • Acouctics: Ayako hakozaki / nagata acouctics
  • Client: Shonan christ church
  • Site: 416.50 m2
  • Building area: 175.96 m2
  • Floor area ratio: 175.96 m2 (more…)

OAK TREE EMERALD in Semarang, Indonesia by PHL Architects

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Article source:  PHL Architects 

Oak Tree Emerald locates on a contour hills area with view facing directly to a valley and city. Because of its strategic location, it is suitable for a concept of resort hotel. The site has a steep hills contour with a very long and narrow L-shaped site. Thus, in order to meet the programme’s requirements, we must use cut and fill system to get extra spaces.

Image Courtesy © PHL Architects

Image Courtesy © PHL Architects

  • Architects: PHL Architects
  • Project: OAK TREE EMERALD
  • Location: Papandayan, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Owner: PT. Merdeka Graha Indo
  • Principal Architect: Hendyanto Lim, Patrick Lim
  • Built (Year): November 2013
  • Site Area: 6600 m2
  • Floor Area: 17000 m2
  • Building Height: 41m / 11th floor

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Solar vineyard chapel in Franschhoek, South Africa by Margot Krasojevic Architects

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Article source: Margot Krasojevic Architects

Solar Chapel at the HoldenManz Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Cape Town. The project utilizes the same solar panel technology used on the farm to clad the expanding wedding chapel’s roof structure. The vertiginous mountains within the estate are reflected in the beton brut primary structure off which the concentrator Fresnel lenses, solar panels and holographic filters are suspended. The concentrator photovoltaics arrangement uses an angular configuration similar to that of a butterfly’s wing receiving more exposure to solar rays affording maximum efficiency for electrical output. The frame expands and contracts enabling a further rearrangement of this concentrator photovoltaic cluster.

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

  • Architects: Margot Krasojevic Architects
  • Project: Solar vineyard chapel
  • Location: Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Software used: Revit and 3ds max

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The Chapel on the Hill in Durham, UK by Evolution Design

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Article source: Evolution Design 

Set in the very best walking area of the beautiful North Pennines, just a short walk from the famous High Force Waterfall, this stunning chapel conversion with its historic building fabric and modern interior design is a real Teesdale jewel. The original windows of the nineteenth century building have been reopened, framing dramatic views of the dales to create a spacious and luxurious self-catering holiday cottage for seven guests. It has a large and fully equipped kitchen, a cosy living room, four comfortable bedrooms, two en-suits and a luxurious family bathroom. The reconstruction, designed by Swiss award-winning architects Evolution Design, has just recently been finished.

Image Courtesy © Chris Humphreys

Image Courtesy © Chris Humphreys

  • Architects: Evolution Design
  • Project: The Chapel on the Hill
  • Location: Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham, UK 
  • Photography: Chris Humphreys
  • Awards: UK Property Awards 2015/2016 – Winner Best Interior Design Private Residence North East England
  • The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2015 – Best Conversion
  • Built: 1880
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Filamentary Chapel in Jalisco, Mexico by Di vece Arquitectos

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Article source: Di vece Arquitectos

The concept for the Filamentary Chapel is to create a processional scheme, a peripheral pathway around the chapel that promotes an introspective process in preparation for the religious ceremony and for a personal spiritual seclusion.

Image Courtesy © Jorge Silva

Image Courtesy © Jorge Silva

  • Architects: Di vece Arquitectos
  • Project: Filamentary Chapel
  • Location: Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Jorge Silva
  • Software used: Google Sketch up, Auto Cad
  • Project team: Paolino Di Vece Roux in collaboration with Francisco Morales Dufour
  • Contractor: Cesar Alcaraz

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Chapel of St Albert the Great in Edinburgh, Scotland by Simpson & Brown Architects

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Article source: Simpson & Brown Architects

The new Chapel of Saint Albert the Great, in George Square, Edinburgh, built for the University Chaplaincy and friary for The Order of Preachers, the Dominican Order, was completed in late 2012. This new chapel is situated in the garden of one of the townhouses and replaces the old chapel which was located on the upper floor of the adjoining townhouses. The new garden chapel not only provides a space for peace and worship, but also increases capacity and improves accessibility. A new access was created from Middle Meadow Walk, and, along with the siting, form and appearance of the building, the chapel is announced to the many that use this popular route.

Image Courtesy © Simpson & Brown Architects

Image Courtesy © Simpson & Brown Architects

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El Roble Chapel in Coelemu, Chile by 57STUDIO

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Article source: 57STUDIO

The commission is a small family chapel for 40 seated people in a slightly sloping lot next to a forest of Australian mimosa trees. From the top there are views of a set of vernacular buildings (adobe houses and wine cellars) inserted in a natural landscape of vineyards, pines and nature forests.

Image Courtesy © 57STUDIO

Image Courtesy © 57STUDIO

  • Architects:  57STUDIO
  • Project: El Roble Chapel
  • Location: Coelemu, Bío-Bío Region, Chile
  • Software used: Archicad 
  • Authors: Maurizio Angelini, Benjamín Oportot, Sebastián Espinoza
  • Project: 2002
  • Construction: 2003
  • Structural Engineer: Ignacio Vial, Oscar Buzeta
  • Construction: Jorge Carrasco
  • Materials: Concrete / Steel / Wood / Stone / Copper

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Job Lounge for Groninger Museum in Netherlands by STUDIO JOB

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Article source: STUDIO JOB

The lounge created by Studio Job for the Groninger Museum is a showpiece in itself.

The design duo of Job Smeets (1970) and Nynke Tynagel (1977) was inspired by 19th-century private clubs full of smoking gentlemen in top hats. These were once sophisticated bastions with thick-pile carpets on creaking wooden floors; chandeliers were suspended from richly decorated ceilings supported by solid pillars. The muffled silence was only broken by the calming spatter of the fountain at the entrance. It was an ivory tower for the elite – just as it was on the Titanic. It is not without reason that this world has vanished.

Image Courtesy © Robert Kot

Image Courtesy © Robert Kot

  • Architects: STUDIO JOB
  • Project: Job Lounge for Groninger Museum
  • Location: Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Robert Kot, Peter Tahl
  • Architect Museum: Alessandro Mendini, Coop Himmelblau, Philippe Starck, Michéle de Lucchi
  • Design Job Lounge: Studio Job (Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel)
  • Project Design Team: Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel
  • Client: Groninger Museum (more…)
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