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Skorba Village Center in Slovenia by ENOTA

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Article source: ENOTA 

Skorba is a small village in the vicinity of Ptuj, Slovenia’s oldest town. Once a typical village with a clustered settlement pattern, the passage of years and the proximity of the city caused it to grow out of turn, transforming it into a commuter suburb without a clear structure. The organic growth resulted in a markedly heterogeneous development organised along the access roads, with no public surface layout and without a clearly legible village centre.

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: ENOTA 
  • Project: Skorba Village Center
  • Location: Skorba, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Client: Hajdina Municipality
  • Structural Engineering: Elea iC
  • Project Team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Nebojša Vertovšek, Alja Černe Mazalin, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Tjaž Bauer, Polona Ruparčič

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The Farewells Court – Cemetery Renovation And Extension in Megliadino San Vitale, Italy by MIRCO SIMONATO ARCHITECT

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Article source: MIRCO SIMONATO ARCHITECT

he cemetery renovation and extension project resolves the problem of lack of intimacy during the procession: the funeral cortege used to pass through the provincial road, losing their moment of recollection due to the presence of the local traffic.

The new entrance is located on the southern side, in Via Cimitero (cemetery road), at the end of a tree-lined and calm boulevard. This arrangement makes the space fit the emotional status of the processions gathered for the final farewell.

Simplicity and ceremony. A white wall acts as a backdrop, with a canopy to protect the priest conducting the religious service.

The same space is also designed to be used for private prayers and meditation, as can be inferred by the presence of four benches shaded by four trees.

Image Courtesy © MIRCO SIMONATO ARCHITECT

  • Architects: MIRCO SIMONATO ARCHITECT
  • Project: The Farewells Court – Cemetery Renovation And Extension
  • Location: Megliadino San Vitale, Italy
  • Client: Municipality of Megliadino San Vitale
  • Collaborators: Irene Zambon, Mauro Parolo, Luca Manuele Simonato, Umberto Zerbinato

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Mortuary Chapel for the Soriano-Manzanet Family in Vila-real, Spain by Vegas & Mileto

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Article source: v2com

This vault was designed by architects Fernando Vegas and Camilla Mileto and executed by Salvador Gomis under the supervision of Salvador Tomás. It was created as a tribute both to the region’s rich ceramic-making tradition and to the characteristic tile vault technique, historically widespread throughout the East of Spain.

General view of the mortuary chapel at night, Image Courtesy © Vegas & Mileto

  • Architects: Vegas & Mileto
  • Project: Mortuary Chapel for the Soriano-Manzanet Family
  • Location: Vila-real, Spain
  • Photography: Vicente A. Jiménez and Salvador Tomás Márquez
  • Design & Project Managment: Camilla Mileto & Fernando Vegas, architects (UPV)
  • Design Team: M. Soledad García Sáez, Lidia García Soriano, F. Javier Gómez Patrocinio
  • Lighting: Elías Hurtado Pérez, engineer
  • Construction Manager: Salvador Tomás Márquez, quantity surveyor
  • Structural Calculations: Adolfo Alonso Durá, architect
  • Construction Company: Construcciones Angose S.A.
  • Vault Builder: Salvador Gomis Avíñó

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Alpine Chapel Wirmboden in Vorarlberg, Austria by Innauer-Matt Architekten

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: Innauer-Matt Architekten

In the Bregenzerwald, an alpine valley in Western Austria, transhumance is still the commonly practised form of farming: Livestock is driven to graze on mountain pastures in the warmer months. The lower ones of these pastures are called Vorsäß while the higher ones, used in the warmest summer months, are called Alpe.

Image Courtesy © Innauer-Matt Architekten

  • Architects: Innauer-Matt Architekten
  • Project: Alpine Chapel Wirmboden
  • Location: 6882 Schnepfau, Vorarlberg, Austria
  • Client: Wirmboden collective of transhumance farmers
  • Statics: Merz Kley Partner / Gordian Kley, 6850 Dornbirn
  • Construction supervision: Karlheinz Gasser, 6882 Schnepfau
  • Development period: 2013 – 2016
  • Construction: 04 – 08 2016

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Kamppi Chapel in Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects Ltd

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Article source: K2S Architects Ltd 

The Kamppi Chapel is located on the south side of the busy Narinkka square in central Helsinki. It offers a place to quiet down and compose oneself in one of Finland’s most lively urban spaces. With its curved wood facade, the small sacral building flows into the city scape. Simultaneously the chapels gently shaped interior space embraces visitors and shields them from the bustling city life outside.

Image Courtesy © Marko Huttunen

  • Architects: K2S Architects Ltd (Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola and Mikko Summanen)
  • Project: Kamppi Chapel
  • Location: Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo and Marko Huttunen
  • Client: Helsinki Parish Union and the City of Helsinki
  • Design team: Jukka Mäkinen, Kristian Forsberg, Abel Groenewolt, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Mikko Näveri, Miguel Pereira, Outi
  • Pirhonen, Teija Tarvo, Elina Tenho, Jarno Vesa

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Pastoral Center of Moscavide in Portugal by Plano Humano Arquitectos

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Plano Humano Arquitectos 

From the need to serve multiple functions, the Pastoral Center of Moscavide is composed by a set of facilities that include catechesis rooms, funeral chapels, and the parish residence, and these needs.

The close proximity and connection with the Church of Santo António of Moscavide, a building undergoing classification as a property of national interest, provided premises for dialogue and framing. The two buildings stand out as landmarks of two eras that, although different, complement each other as reference points in the community.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado Photography

  • Architects: Plano Humano Arquitectos (Pedro Ferreira, Arq. e Helena Vieira, Arq.)
  • Project: Pastoral Center of Moscavide
  • Location: Moscavide, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado Photography
  • Client: Paróquia de Santo António de Moscavide
  • Engineering: GAPLR | Luis Reis, Eng
  • Main Contractor: Odraude
  • Area: 1729sqm
  • Project Year: 2016

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Saint Father Brochero Chapel in Cordoba, Argentina by Federico Ochoa

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Article source: Federico Ochoa

How to build a chapel in honor of a saint without falling into literal reminiscences?

This was the starting point and the biggest challenge of designing a chapel for the first Argentine saint. The most logical solution was, “designing with Brocherian spirit, folowing the values ​​and the intentions of the priest but without falling in morphologic repetitions”.

Image Courtesy © Federico Ochoa

  • Architects: Federico Ochoa
  • Project: Saint Father Brochero Chapel
  • Location: Cordoba, Argentina

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Bosjes Chapel in Western Cape, South Africa by Steyn Studio

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Article source: Steyn Studio 

The new chapel, set within a vineyard in South Africa, is designed by South-African born Coetzee Steyn of London based Steyn Studio. Its serene sculptural form emulates the silhouette of surrounding mountain ranges, paying tribute to the historic Cape Dutch gables dotting the rural landscapes of the Western Cape. Constructed from a slim concrete cast shell, the roof supports itself as each undulation dramatically falls to meet the ground. Where each wave of the roof structure rises to a peak, expanses of glazing adjoined centrally by a crucifix adorn the façade.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: Steyn Studio
  • Project: Bosjes Chapel
  • Location: Bosjes Farm, Witzenberg District, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Software used: Rhino, Revit, Autodesk Inventor
  • Project architect: TV3 Architects (South Africa)
  • Furniture Design: Liam Mooney Studio
  • Contractor: Longworth & Faul
  • Structural engineer: Henry Fagan & Partners
  • Mechanical & Electrical engineer: Solution Station
  • Quantity surveyor: De Leeuw
  • Planning consultant: Ron Brunings

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Quartéis de Santa Justa in Ponte de Lima, Portugal by Carvalho Araújo

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: Carvalho Araújo 

The project of Quartéis de Santa Justa is located at the highest point of Monte de Santa Justa, in Ponte de Lima (Portugal) and have, besides the chapel, a structure that served as a shelter for pilgrims.

Image Courtesy © NUDO

  • Architects: Carvalho Araújo
  • Project: Quartéis de Santa Justa
  • Location: Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Photography: NUDO

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University of Winchester Winton Chapel in England by Design Engine Architects Ltd

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: Design Engine Architects Ltd 

The project was to renovate and extend the University’s Victorian Chapel. Originally built in 1880, and then extended in 1927, the Chapel is used for a number of different events and purposes: services, group meetings, concerts and as a place of quiet contemplation.

In 2015 the University commissioned Design Engine Architects to oversee a complete restoration of its internal and external fabric. In addition, the University asked for an extension to the chapel, to include a small side chapel and a social and meeting space. The brief was to create a very special project, to sit as a small ‘jewel’ in the heart of the campus.

Image Courtesy © Design Engine Architects Ltd

  • Architects: Design Engine Architects Ltd
  • Project: University of Winchester Winton Chapel
  • Location: King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, England, UK
  • Client: University of Winchester
  • Structural engineer: Paul Tanner Associates
  • M&E consultant: Robert Cartwright Design
  • Quantity surveyor: Evolution 5
  • Lighting consultant: Chris Reading & Associates
  • Main Contractor: R.V. Dart

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