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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.

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  • 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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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

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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.

Image Courtesy © architecture R/T

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

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

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd. 

Site

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.

Brief

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

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