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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


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


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


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…)

MI-KA-EL. A CHAPEL in Montalcino, Italy by architetti

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Article source: architetti

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.

Image Courtesy © architetti

Image Courtesy © architetti



Wednesday, June 17th, 2015


A wondrous, sun-dappled chapel

Concept of total excellence
This is a new chapel that opened in a hotel located in the global tourism city of Hiroshima. Focusing on the fact that this chapel’s birth in the lobby area would make it the face of the hotel and convey its brand message, the design concept was to create a distinctive, unrivalled space. Since this chapel faces the hotel’s courtyard, wooden lattice panels were used to create a wondrous, sun-dappled chapel that is integrated with the garden.

IImage Courtesy © Nacása & Partners

Image Courtesy © Nacása & Partners

  • Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Photography: Nacása & Partners
  • Software used: CAD
  • Designer: Takashi FUJII

HUMMING PLAZA VIP NIIGATA St. Voile in Niigata, Japan

Saturday, April 25th, 2015


We designed the chapel of new construction along the Shinano River Kamitokoro, Niigata-city.

It had been completed on September 2014.

On designing it, it was important to keep balance with the existing main building for wedding. On that point we designed the appearance of chapel with the presence as one volume which height is 14.5m.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners

  • Location: Kamitokoro, Niigata-city, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners
  • Floor area: 161.86㎡
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Livereds Kapell in Mölndal, Sweden by Kebony

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Article source: Kebony

For the first time, Kebony’s wood has been used in an ecclesiastical façade for a new chapel which opened this autumn in Mölndal, Sweden. European churches have tended to use traditional building materials for posterity, permanence and durability, the use of Kebony’s wood in this project allows the chapel a fusion of contemporary style and traditional durability.

Image Courtesy © Kebony

Image Courtesy © Kebony


Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel in Jiangsu Province, China by Zhang Lei / AZL architects

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Article source: Zhang Lei / AZL architects

The project – a 200 square meter small chapel, is located in Wanjing Garden along Nanjing’s Riverfront. Hosted by priests from Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, it supports religious activities like worship and wedding services. This wood and steel structured chapel has gentle exterior shape as well as strong interior space infused with mysterious religious power. Its plain material doesn’t fail in expressing the delicate construction logic.

lake view, Image Courtesy © Yao Li

lake view, Image Courtesy © Yao Li

  • Architects: Zhang Lei / AZL architects
  • Project: Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel
  • Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Photography: Yao Li
  • Project Team: Zhang Lei, Wang Ying, Jin Xin, Cao Yongshan, Hang Xiaomeng, Huang Longhui
  • Collaborator: ADI-NJU
  • Project Area: 200 sqm
  • Project year: 2014


The Chapel in Hochiminh city, Vietnam by a21studĩo

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Article source: a21studĩo

The Chapel is a community space in a new urban ward on the outskirt of Hochiminh city, Vietnam. As the result of estate crisis, the surrounding area is lacking of communal centers; therefore, the Chapel is designed to be the place for people, especially the youth, to participate in activities such as conferences, weddings, exhibitions or enjoying a light coffee and snack.

Image Courtesy ©  a21studĩo

Image Courtesy © a21studĩo

  • Architects: a21studĩo
  • Project: The Chapel
  • Location: Hochiminh city, Vietnam
  • Photography: a21studio
  • Client: Long Ruoi
  • Project area: 200 m2
  • Building area: 140 m2
  • Materials: Steel frames, salvaged furniture, recycled wood, colour curtains.
  • Completed: 6/2014


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