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Posts tagged as 'chapel'

Fri 19.8.

Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel by BVN (AU)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 19.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel by BVN; photo by John Gollings

The award-winning Melbourne-based practice BVN Architecture has recently unveiled its latest project, the Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel located within the Puckapunyal Military Base in Seymour, Victoria. (more…)

'Santa Ana's Chapel' by e|348 arquitectura, photo by Fernando Guerra

The Portoguese practice e|348 arquitectura realised this chapel, including the interiors, furniture and landscape design, for the community of Santa Maria da Feira, a small town in the North of their home country. ‘Santa Ana’s Chapel’ forms the center of the Santa Ana’s festivities, occurring in July 26th every year.

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'Sunset' Chapel' by BNKR Arquitectura, photo by Esteban Suárez

This chapel built on the huge granite rocks of Acapulco, Mexico lives up to the architect’s name. The Mexico City based BNKR Arquitectura (Bunker Arquitectura) recently unveiled this monolithic concrete chapel, a massive yet elegant building to mourn the passing of loved ones.

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Chapel of the Assumption by John Doe, photo by Felipe Ribon

The French designers Grégory Lacoua and Jean Sébastien Lagrange – together they are John Doe Studio – recently unveiled the new interior design for the 16th century Chapel of the Assumption in Paris. While the French architects of 3Box realised the architectural conversion of the building John Doe Studio tackled liturgical furniture: pews, prie-dieu, altar, font, tabernacle and lectern.

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Chapel of St.Lawrence by Avanto Architects, photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Recently the Finnish Avanto Architects completed the impressive Chapel of St.Lawrence for the Parish Union in Vantaa, a city north of Helsinki. The chapel which includes the old stone church with its bell tower is characterised by a range of exquisit materials that correspond with the old structures in the area, such as the lightly plastered and whitewashed masonry walls or the roof of patinated copper.

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Funeral parlour by C18 Architekten, photo by Brigida Gonzalez, Stuttgart

The Stuttgart based C18 Architekten realised this silent and delicate interior design for the 1954 built funeral parlour in Aalen, close to their home town. The wide vault – a reinforced concrete structure – is sheathed by a dense willow network, which gives a warm atmosphere to the space.

Funeral parlour by C18 Architekten, photo by Brigida Gonzalez, Stuttgart

Funeral parlour by C18 Architekten, photo by Brigida Gonzalez, Stuttgart

Funeral parlour by C18 Architekten, photo by Brigida Gonzalez, Stuttgart

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Funeral centre in Nyon by Aeby & Perneger

Funeral center in Nyon by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

The Geneva based Aeby & Perneger Architects realised this funeral center in Nyon, a small town on the Lake Geneva.

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

“The simple building is situated at the entrance to the village Nyon at the edge of the cemetery and is firmly anchored in its surrounding wall. The building offers two connected public spaces, each with different passages and crossings. The first is for the cemetery administration, while the other is for users of the chapel hall and wake rooms. Seen from the outside, the building resembles a compact ground-level solitary unit. The entrances to the wake rooms and other cemetery administration rooms are located there. An additional basement is organised around an inner courtyard.”

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

“The interior suggests an area that develops away from the entrance hall. The scale of the room is gradually reduced until ultimately, the crypt in the basement has the dimensions of an average bedroom in an apartment. An alternative entrance allows people to exit the building without encountering new arrivals. Departing visitors cross the patio and take an exterior staircase to the exit.

The moulded concrete of the supporting exterior walls has a thoroughly dyed sandy tone. The materials used inside were chosen to create an intimate, homely character.”

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

Funeral center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

Funeral Center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

Funeral Center by Aeby & Perneger, photo by Thomas Jantscher

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Field Chapel in Boedigheim, Germany

Field Chapel in Boedigheim, Germany

German Ecker Architects hosted a studio of 12 Design-Build students from the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago this summer. With the kind support of craftsmen, volunteer workers and townspeople of the Odenwald/Bauland, a rural region in central Germany, the students realised this chapel for a local ecumenical church co-operative. It was completetd within eight weeks. For some of the students this projects it was the first experience in practical construction.

Field Chapel in Boedigheim, Germany

Field Chapel in Boedigheim, Germany

Dea Ecker and her old friend Professor Flury from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago had the idea for this collaboration after the local Reverend Moser-Feesche contacted Ecker Architekten with the intent to build a chapel – even though he had no funding, held no property, and did not have the support of his congregation.

Field Chapel by students from the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago

Field Chapel by students from the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago

“In January 2009 Professor Flury introduced the project to the Design-Build curriculum and received an enthusiastic response. Over the next 3 months, 12 students developed three design alternatives. In March 2009, these projects were personally presented to the governing municipality of Buchen and the citizens of Boedigheim. After a lengthy discussions two projects were chosen for further development, with Prof. Flury ultimately responsible for the feasibility of a final proposal. Armed with a donation of lumber from the city of Buchen, the “Professor from Chicago” and the “Reverend with an idea” asked for the trust and help of the townspeople to realize the project. With commitments from the local blacksmith, carpenter, sawmill owner, and the farmer (whose field the chapel was to be built upon), the town of Boedigheim agreed to implement the project.”

The chapel was constructed by the students with the support of local craftsmen

The chapel was constructed by the students with the support of local craftsmen

“The student group arrived in Germany during the first week of June. Despite an unusually rainy summer, the project progressed smoothly. With the help of countless volunteers, the chapel was constructed in just 8 weeks. Over 400 people witnessed the official benediction on 25 July, 2009.

Fabrication

From the onset of the project development, assembly details were designed to ensure the chapel could be completed by students without construction skills.

The entire wooden structure was cut on a CNC machine according to the student’s drawings. The receiving slots in the four main columns of the tower for the louvers were subsequently hand routed. Not a single plank was sawn on site. The students developed the drawings in various CAD programs and produced the individual components with hand tools and computer-assisted machinery.

The chapel design was based upon utilizing donated, renewable and local materials.”

Benediction of the chapel

Benediction of the chapel

Field Chapel in Boedigheim, Germany

Field Chapel in Boedigheim, Germany

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