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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


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


Stella Maris Chapel in Canary Islands, Spain by Beautell architect

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source:  Beautell architect 

For years, the neighbors of the fishermen village of El Pris had tried to promote the construction of a proper temple, under the vocation of the Virgen del Carmen (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) who is patroness of the sailors. Despite designating for it several different locations, this construction for various reasons was not possible. The image of the Virgin, for which the neighbors are strongly devoted, was stored in a warehouse belonging to a fishermen association, waiting to be placed in a sacred space.

Image Courtesy © José Oller

  • Architects: Beautell architect (Alejandro Beautell)
  • Project: Stella Maris Chapel
  • Location: El Pris (Village), Tacoronte (Municipality), Tenerife (Island), Canary Islands, Spain
  • Photography: Efraín Pintos, José Oller, Flavio Dorta and Alejandro Beautell
  • Client: San Juan Bautista Parish
  • Team: Marius Micu |Architect, Eloy Fernández |Quantity surveyor, Flavio Dorta & Manuel Rosado  |Draftman
  • Constructor: Construcciones Expósito
  • Budget: 65.954,29 €
  • Area: 45,87 m²
  • Completion date: November 2016


Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Goa, India by architecture R/T

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: architecture R/T

The chapel bears no resemblance to others in the locality, yet has a deep rooted connection to its location. The building with natural stone textures blends well with the surrounding vegetation and complements the hill slope on which it abuts. The natural stone backdrop provides a divine setting, bathed in natural light, to the prayer hall. Other than the flat portion of the site where the old demolished chapel was sited, the rest of the area including the hill slope and the hill top beyond was replete with wild vegetation and teak trees that has been left more or less undisturbed. The chapel has been built in the most environment friendly manner.

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  • Architects: architecture R/T
  • Project: Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
  • Location: Mashem-Canacona, Goa, India
  • Software used: sketchUp


Glad Tidings Vision Centre in Selangor, Malaysia by Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd. 


Nestled at the old industrial district of Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Glad Tidings Vision Centre (GTVC) is a visual respite from its dour surroundings. It is strategically located amidst established and flourishing neighbourhoods, which are predominantly residential.


The brief called for a revamp and upgrade of the old church facilities due to the growing congregation. The new building comprises a Multipurpose Hall, a garden chapel (for wedding, water baptism, prayer and meditation, and outdoor functions), prayer halls, prayer chapel, function rooms for meetings and seminars, and car parking facilities.

Image Courtesy © Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

  • Architects: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.
  • Project: Glad Tidings Vision Centre
  • Location: Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Client: Pioneer Energy Sdn Bhd
  • C&S Consultant: GCU Consultants Sdn Bhd
  • M&E Consultant: Perunding Timur Sdn Bhd
  • Quantity Surveyor: ELP Juruukur Sdn Bhd
  • Landscape Architects: Aminuddin Badawi Landscape Consultant
  • Main Contractor: SIAB (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Design Commencement: 2008
  • Construction Commencement: April 2011
  • Completion: March 2013


Suvela Chapel in Espoo, Finland by OOPEAA

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: OOPEAA 

The Suvela chapel was commissioned by the Espoo Parish Union and it will be used jointly by the Espoo Parish Union, the Swedish Parish of Espoo and the City of Espoo to serve the entire community of Suvela. It is a multifunctional building that offers a space for the people of the community to use together for their many different needs regardless of their religious affiliation.

OOPEAA embarked on the design and planning for the Suvela Chapel and the nearby community park in 2012. The goal was to create a building that has a strong identity of its own while also entering in dialogue with the multicultural context of its suburban neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin, archmospheres

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Project: Suvela Chapel
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin, archmospheres
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Parish of Espoo
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect (construction phase): Iida Hedberg
  • Team: Juha Pakkala, Teemu Hirvilammi, Jussi-Pekka Vesala, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Anis Souissi, Miguel Silva
  • Commission: Tender
  • Size: 2.150 brm²
  • Year: 2010 – 2016


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


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


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
  • 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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