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Capela Joá / Bernardes Arquitetura

  • 09:00 - 25 June, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Capela Joá / Bernardes Arquitetura
Capela Joá / Bernardes Arquitetura, © Tuca Reinés
© Tuca Reinés

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Joá, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Category

  • Team

    Thiago Bernardes, Camila Tariki, Francisco Abreu, Ilana Daylac, Daniel Vannucchi, Thiago Moretti, Antonia Bernardes, Fernanda Lopes, Maria Vittoria Oliveira, Ana Paula Endo, Renata Evaristo,Caroline Premoli
  • Project Area

    43.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Interiors

    Bernardes Arquitetura
  • HVAC

    Air Point
  • Construction

  • Structures

    Ita Construtora - estrutura em madeira; Engenheiro João Gabriel Silva Freire - estrutura metálica
  • Lighting

    Wall Lamp
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© Tuca Reinés
© Tuca Reinés

Text description provided by the architects. The siting of the Chapel was defined by the irregular topography of the land and the search for a quiet place without a flow of people. It was important to place it where the natural surroundings - forest, sky, sea - were present in the experience of the space.


Croquis Esquema Montagem Implantação Corte Transversal + 19

The conceptual search for simplicity has guided the design of the project and has allowed a systematic construction. The two steel beams that support the upper roof are supported by only two points - the existing road and the column that rises at the bottom of the site.

© Tuca Reinés
© Tuca Reinés

The main structure supports plywood frames, which at the same time structure the envelope of the internal space. Glass walls line and protect the wooden structure, while they blend in with the forest through the reflection of the trees.

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© Tuca Reinés

Inside the chapel, the perception of the forest is possible through the rhythmic sequence of frames. These gradually increase in height and lead the views to the ocean. The large metal pillar supports a roof of vertices that rises and becomes the cross framed by the landscape.

Esquema Explodido
Esquema Explodido

The chapel is present between the treetops, at a height that allows the view of infinity. It is a space with a conceptual simplicity that is steeped in its materiality and its constructive solutions, which improves the sensory experience of those seeking silence and reflection.

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© Tuca Reinés

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Cite: "Capela Joá / Bernardes Arquitetura" [Capela Joá / Bernardes Arquitetura] 25 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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