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Family Chapel / EXiT architetti associati

  • 01:00 - 26 August, 2010
Family Chapel / EXiT architetti associati
Family Chapel / EXiT architetti associati, © EXiT architetti associati
© EXiT architetti associati

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  • Location

    Padua, Province of Padua, Italy
  • Project Manager

    Giuseppe Pagano
  • Structural Engineering

    Alberto Soligo
  • Contractor

    Parpajola s.p.a.
  • Area

    13.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Instead of a project description, EXiT shared with us some extracts from the conversation with the client, so we can understand the design development of the chapel.

© EXiT architetti associati
© EXiT architetti associati

EXiT: “ Then, we propose designing a small space within the city. Basically, in Padova you’ll have a personal and private space where you could go to think, meditate, concentrate and, above all, allow yourself precious time to stay close to your loved ones”.

© EXiT architetti associati
© EXiT architetti associati

FP and MP: “I don’t think that spending time in a family chapel would be comfortable, as they are often dark. In addition you cannot sit in them because there is not enough space and they lack air also”.

© EXiT architetti associati
© EXiT architetti associati

EXiT: “That’s why we thought about developing a comfortable space where you can sit and stay in contact with the atmospheric agents but be protected by them. The roof, with its passage of soft and changing light would enable you to appreciate the passing of time, and in case of rain, the water would drain through some holes inside the chapel. The floor, made of white gravel, would drain the water leaving the floor dry and when the silence becomes too oppressive, with the slight movement of gravel by foot, you will be accompanied in your thoughts by a slight sound. The door would not be closed hermetically but would allow air and light to pass so as to realize a controlled microclimate with a changing light according to the hour of the day.

© EXiT architetti associati
© EXiT architetti associati

EXiT: “That’s why the stone will have a silent facing so it will be difficult to identify the burial niches. That’s why the wall design will look uniform from the inside to the outside and thus will mitigate the passage through the two ambiances. The roof will be developed by joining inox tubes that would be soldered together; this will produce a continuum of movement of lights and shadows leading your sight upwards. A few of these tubes will not be covered and from them light, air, rain will pass allowing you to see the sky.”

© EXiT architetti associati
© EXiT architetti associati
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19 Comments

IN STUDIO arq. · January 23, 2012
António João Antunes · January 30, 2011

Very simple Family chapel.
It's clearly evolving from the Baroque ones that
we see in the cemeteries of Southern Europe.
Good job!

Peter Newton · September 18, 2010

Interesting article. http://lnkd.in/jCMVT-

up_today_arch · August 31, 2010

The best one Italian project I've seen last time... Cool!

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