Five great projects from 2010, including an amazing AD Classic on previously featured religious architecture. Check them all after the break.
Farewell Chapel / Arhitektura Krušec The location at the top of a small slope in the middle of the village cemetery is characterised by beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The architectural composition of stone walls of varied elevation which enclose the farewell chapel is designed so that it disables views towards the existing cemetery and tombstones (read more…)
Mortuary Chapel of Santos-o-Velho / Domitianus Arquitectura The rehabilitation of the mortuary chapel of Santos-o-Velho is based on a subtle integration in the existent building of the Santos Mártires Church. A succession of spaces are constructed to correlate the entrance of the building with the mortuary chapels. Some elements, such as the heavy steel and glass door and narrow light openings prepare the transition into the sacred space (read more…)
Capilla para el Tio / Visiondivision Visiondivision never fails to share interesting projects with us, whether it be their zoo/waterfall or their latest – a chapel for Tio, an evil devil that owns a mountain in Bolivia. As unusual as it may sound, miners in Bolivia are faced with awful working conditions inside a mountain, and claim that Tio is responsible for claiming the 8 million lives that have been lost within the mountain (read more…)
Porciúncula de la Milagrosa Chapel / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos‘s latest project is an open chapel in La Calera, Colombia that is gently nestled into the surroundings. The simplicity of the geometry adds a touch of elegance to the pious space, as the natural features of the environment, wind and light, create “an essential harmony (read more…)
AD Classics: USAFA Cadet Chapel / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill In 1954 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill were commissioned to design the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Located in El Paso Country, Colorado, just outside of Colorado Springs, the chapel is of the training center for officers of the United States Air Force which is a large self-contained community (read more…)