Michael Jantzen’s imaginary Chapel For New Mexico is open to all religions

US artist and designer Michael Jantzen has envisioned a non-denominational chapel in New Mexico, featuring a series of gabled frames that stretch up to the sky to represent its “openness to all”. The conceptual Chapel For New Mexico is imagined for a location near the US state’s capital city Sante Fe, which the designer describes

The post Michael Jantzen’s imaginary Chapel For New Mexico is open to all religions appeared first on Dezeen.

MAPA assembles “simple and austere” Sacromonte Chapel in Uruguay over one day

Architecture studio MAPA has designed this simple prefabricated wooden chapel for a vineyard in Maldonado, Uruguay, puncturing a black box through one of its slanted walls to provide a shrine for the patron saint of winemakers. The prefabricated open-air chapel is located in the 101-hectare Sacromonte vineyard, which forms part of The Sacromonte Landscape Hotel in Pueblo Edén. Brazilian and Uruguayan studio

The post MAPA assembles “simple and austere” Sacromonte Chapel in Uruguay over one day appeared first on Dezeen.

Álvaro Siza builds Capela do Monte chapel for off-grid retreat in the Algarve

Architect Álvaro Siza Viera has completed a simple countryside chapel in the south of Portugal, designed to function without electricity, heat or running water. The Capela do Monte, which translates simply as hillside chapel, forms part of the Monte da Charneca complex, a new off-grid holiday retreat that is being constructed in the picturesque landscape

The post Álvaro Siza builds Capela do Monte chapel for off-grid retreat in the Algarve appeared first on Dezeen.

Vatican City presents woodland chapels built by architects including Foster, Souto de Moura and Flores & Prats

The Vatican City seeks to question the meaning of the chapel in the 21st century with its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale, a series of woodland structures by famous architects from around the world. The Holy See Pavilion consists of 10 small chapels, built by architects including Norman Foster, Eduardo Souta de Moura, Sean

The post Vatican City presents woodland chapels built by architects including Foster, Souto de Moura and Flores & Prats appeared first on Dezeen.

10 wedding chapels that are extraordinary

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to marry in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, this weekend, Dezeen looks back at 10 weird and wonderful wedding chapels. Seashore Chapel. China, by Vector Architects A creation of Beijing studio Vector Architects, this concrete chapel is designed to look like a drifting boat when the tide rises. Along with a room for ceremonies,

The post 10 wedding chapels that are extraordinary appeared first on Dezeen.

Sloping concrete volumes form open-air chapel in Slovenian village

Rows of seats supported on simple stalks project from slanted concrete volumes to create a grandstand at this open-air chapel designed by Enota, in the Slovenian village of Skorba. Ljubljana-based architecture studio Enota designed the structure to be a new social hub for the village near Slovenia’s oldest town, Ptuj. Over recent years the village has gradually

The post Sloping concrete volumes form open-air chapel in Slovenian village appeared first on Dezeen.

Vatican City’s first Venice Biennale pavilion to feature chapels by Foster, Souto de Moura and more

The Vatican City will make its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale this year, by building a series of chapels by architects including Norman Foster, Eduardo Souto de Moura and Teronobu Fujimori. Curated by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co, the Holy See Pavilion will feature 10 chapels, designed by prolific architects from around the world. The other participating

The post Vatican City’s first Venice Biennale pavilion to feature chapels by Foster, Souto de Moura and more appeared first on Dezeen.

Rainbow windows pattern Ellsworth Kelly’s minimal Austin pavilion

A pavilion with colourful geometric windows by late American artist Ellsworth Kelly has been built at the University of Texas in Austin. The pavilion, titled Austin, is the first and only freestanding building designed by Kelly, who is renowned for his colourful and minimalist artworks. Based on a sketch he made of a chapel in France

The post Rainbow windows pattern Ellsworth Kelly’s minimal Austin pavilion appeared first on Dezeen.

Open-air chapel designed by Plano Humano Arquitectos to resemble Scout’s tent

This tent-like chapel, for a Scout campground in Portugal’s rural Idanha-a-Nova region, features a folded zinc-clad roof that opens up towards the surrounding landscape. Plano Humano Arquitectos created the structure for the National Scout’s Activities Camp, on a plateau that has panoramic views of the nearby hills. The chapel was commissioned for the occasion of the

The post Open-air chapel designed by Plano Humano Arquitectos to resemble Scout’s tent appeared first on Dezeen.

Klaarchitectuur inserts new architecture studio inside dilapidated Belgian chapel

A white box bursts through the roof of this old chapel in Limburg, Belgium, to form the new studio for architecture office Klaarchitectuur. Klaarchitectuur added rectilinear volumes both inside and outside the 17th century building, as part of a major renovation that involved completely replacing the roof. Now known as the The Waterdog, it primarily functions as

The post Klaarchitectuur inserts new architecture studio inside dilapidated Belgian chapel appeared first on Dezeen.

Innauer-Matt Architekten’s tiny Alpine chapel features a steep shingle-clad roof

Five years after an avalanche destroyed a chapel belonging to a group of farmers in the Austrian alps, local firm Innauer-Matt Architekten has completed a replacement featuring a steeply pitched roof and concrete walls inset with flat stones. The chapel is located in the Bregenzerwald valley in western Austria, where the transhumance farming method is

The post Innauer-Matt Architekten’s tiny Alpine chapel features a steep shingle-clad roof appeared first on Dezeen.

Glowing gold extension added to Winchester university chapel by Design Engine

The gothic-revival chapel at the University of Winchester, England, has been “returned to its former glory”, following a renovation and extension by local architecture studio Design Engine. Design Engine carried out a complete restoration of Winton Chapel, which was originally built in 1880 in the Hampshire town, and today serves as a venue for events ranging from

The post Glowing gold extension added to Winchester university chapel by Design Engine appeared first on Dezeen.

Neri&Hu’s Suzhou Chapel combines textured brick base with ethereal white cube

Perforated metal surfaces form a white “veil” around the main hall of this chapel designed by Neri&Hu for a hotel complex near the Chinese city of Suzhou. Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu’s Shanghai studio designed Suzhou Chapel for a site within the Sangha resort, which is described as “a life learning and wellness community on the shores

The post Neri&Hu’s Suzhou Chapel combines textured brick base with ethereal white cube appeared first on Dezeen.

Tour chapels all around the globe with Dezeen’s updated Pinterest board

On Easter Sunday, see chapels from all around the world with our updated Pinterest board. Examples includes a bright white chapel in the mountains near Cape Town and a tiny shingle-clad worship space in the Austrian countryside. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

The post Tour chapels all around the globe with Dezeen’s updated Pinterest board appeared first on Dezeen.

Bernardo Bader completes tiny wooden chapel with pointy wooden roof in western Austria

The steeply pitched roof of this shingled chapel by Bernardo Bader Architects provides a dramatic worship space, which narrows towards a small window facing a grassy hillside in western Austria. The Dornbirn-based practice designed Chapel Salgenreute for a spot next to the Krumbacher moor in Austria’s Vorarlberg state. It replaces an old chapel that had occupied the site for 200 years. Set

The post Bernardo Bader completes tiny wooden chapel with pointy wooden roof in western Austria appeared first on Dezeen.

Steyn Studio’s chapel frames dramatic views of South African countryside below its sinuous roof

A bright white canopy undulates above the glazed walls of this chapel outside Cape Town, framing views right through it to scenic mountains, vineyards and pomegranate orchards. UK practice Steyn Studio worked with South African studio TV3 Architects to design the Bosjes Chapel, which is located on the Bosjes Farm in South Africa’s picturesque Witzenberg district. The surface of the cast-concrete roof rises

The post Steyn Studio’s chapel frames dramatic views of South African countryside below its sinuous roof appeared first on Dezeen.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s unbuilt Trinity Chapel is realised in images by David Romero

An unbuilt chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been realised in these colour visualisations by architect David Romero, featuring red walkways, a green shingle spire and stained-glass windows. The images of Trinity Chapel form part of Romero’s Hooked on the Past series that visualise the buildings of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, including the demolished Larkin Administration Building

The post Frank Lloyd Wright’s unbuilt Trinity Chapel is realised in images by David Romero appeared first on Dezeen.

Copper covers walls and roof of Finnish chapel by OOPEAA

Shimmering, multi-tonal copper clads the entire exterior of this chapel in Finland, designed by architecture firm OOPEAA. Located in Espoo, a city just west of Helsinki, the Suvela Chapel was designed by OOPEAA principal Anssi Lassila to provide a hub for the neighbourhood, as a venue for both religious and community events. Copper panels clad all of the exterior walls, as well as a large roof

The post Copper covers walls and roof of Finnish chapel by OOPEAA appeared first on Dezeen.

Belarusian Memorial Chapel by Spheron Architects is dedicated to Chernobyl victims

Spheron Architects has completed a small wooden chapel for the Belarusian community of north London to commemorate victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The Belarusian Memorial Chapel stands in the grounds of Marian House – a cultural centre for the Belarusian community in Woodside Park – and features a decorative shingled roof. It is dedicated to the memory of

The post Belarusian Memorial Chapel by Spheron Architects is dedicated to Chernobyl victims appeared first on Dezeen.

Sayama Forest Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura is covered with hand-bent aluminium shingles

A+Awards: next up in our series on winning projects from Architizer’s 2016 A+Awards is a small chapel by Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura, which features extreme gables and a roof covered in 21,000 aluminium shingles (+ slideshow). Nakamura and his Tokyo studio NAP created the Sayama Forest Chapel for a site at the edge of a forest, which forms More

The post Sayama Forest Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura is covered with hand-bent aluminium shingles appeared first on Dezeen.

Alpine chapel designed by Joaquim Portela Arquitetos as a giant light funnel

This proposal for a concrete chapel by Joaquim Portela Arquitetos is designed to reach up towards the sky from its site in the Swiss Alps (+ slideshow). A large skylight set into the top of the angular outcrop is intended to flood the interior of the small Catholic chapel with natural light. Porto-based Joaquim Portela Arquitetos, which has More

The post Alpine chapel designed by Joaquim Portela Arquitetos as a giant light funnel appeared first on Dezeen.

Le Corbusier’s Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp features a monumental concrete roof

World Heritage Corb: next up in our series on the 17 buildings by Le Corbusier that have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List is the architect’s Notre Dame du Haut, the small chapel in Ronchamp, France, that has become one of his most iconic designs. Completed in 1954, the Ronchamp chapel was built for More

The post Le Corbusier’s Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp features a monumental concrete roof appeared first on Dezeen.

Worship the best chapels on Dezeen with our new Pinterest board

A concrete chapel raised above the tide of a Chinese beach was popular this week, so we’ve pinned dozens of picturesque chapels from our archive to a new Pinterest board.
Follow Dezeen on Pinterest | See more chapels in our archive
The post Worship th…

Tidal waters wash underneath Seashore Chapel by Vector Architects

Beijing studio Vector Architects has built a concrete chapel on a Chinese beach, but raised it up above the sands so that seawater can wash underneath (+ slideshow). Named Seashore Chapel, the sculptural building provides a small place of worship for Beidaihe, a seaside town east of Beijing. It is the closest building to the sea anywhere in the More

The post Tidal waters wash underneath Seashore Chapel by Vector Architects appeared first on Dezeen.

Seattle chapel by Hennerbery Eddy features chunky walls of stone and concrete

American firm Hennebery Eddy Architects used wood, concrete, glass and battered stone to create this chapel on a Jesuit college campus in Seattle (+ slideshow). Our Lady of Montserrat Chapel is located on the campus of a Jesuit college preparatory school in the Seattle neighbourhood of Capitol Hill. The small campus has slowly grown since it More

The post Seattle chapel by Hennerbery Eddy features chunky walls of stone and concrete appeared first on Dezeen.

Estudio ALA completes terracotta chapel at a Mexican tequila factory

Estudio ALA created this open-air chapel with a tall brick tower for staff at a tequila factory in the Mexican countryside (+ slideshow). The Guadalajara-based architects designed the Centinela Chapel for the Tequila Centinela drinks factory in Arandas, in the western state of Jalisco. The chapel stands on a wide platform overhanging a lake and is surrounded by fields of agave […]

The post Estudio ALA completes terracotta chapel at a Mexican tequila factory appeared first on Dezeen.

Greek Orthodox chapel in Cyprus by Michail Georgiou features a two-humped profile

Architect Michail Georgiou merged two forms typical in Byzantine church architecture to create the unusual curved shape of this chapel in Cyprus (+ slideshow). Located in the coastal city of Paphos, the Apostle Peter and St Helen the Martyr Chapel features a two-humped profile that extends all the way along its length, creating matching elevations […]

The post Greek Orthodox chapel in Cyprus by Michail Georgiou features a two-humped profile appeared first on Dezeen.

White concrete chapel by Gerhard Sacher features glazed walls that allow views right through

This small family chapel in rural Austria has a white concrete shell and glass gable walls, allowing views right through the building to the rolling countryside beyond (+ slideshow). Maria Magdalena is a private chapel that sits on the edge of a vineyard in Zollfeld, a gently sloping plain surrounded by hills in Austria’s southernmost state of Carinthia. Graz-based architect […]

The post White concrete chapel by Gerhard Sacher features glazed walls that allow views right through appeared first on Dezeen.

L.Art Architectural Office adds white funeral chapel to Hungarian cemetery

A cross made from two steel I-beams frames the entrance to this bright white funeral chapel in Hungary, by local firm L.Art Architectural Office (+ slideshow). Surrounded by trees, the small chapel stands at the entrance to a cemetery in Dabas, a town south of Budapest. It comprises a single-storey concrete structure with a sheltered entrance […]

The post L.Art Architectural Office adds white funeral chapel to Hungarian cemetery appeared first on Dezeen.

Small chapel by Estudio Cella stands alone in the heart of an Argentinian forest

The expansive landscape of Argentina’s Parque de la Cruz is the setting for this small chapel by Estudio Cella, which is elevated above the tree canopy in a forest clearing (+ slideshow). Capilla Santa Ana is one of few buildings in the 57-hectare park – a major tourist attraction in Misiones province that boasts a […]

The post Small chapel by Estudio Cella stands alone in the heart of an Argentinian forest appeared first on Dezeen.

Rainbow Chapel by Coordination Asia is a multi-coloured wedding venue in Shanghai

Couples with a love of stained glass can now get married in a kaleidoscopic wedding chapel next to a Shanghai glass museum (+ slideshow). Designed by Chinese studio Coordination Asia, the Rainbow Chapel features a multi-hued facade made up of over 3,000 glass panels, displaying 65 different colours. These create a 6.8-metre-high cylinder that transitions like a […]

The post Rainbow Chapel by Coordination Asia is a multi-coloured wedding venue in Shanghai appeared first on Dezeen.

Slate-clad chapel by Eriko Kasahara boasts a veil-inspired ceiling structure

Japanese designer Eriko Kasahara has completed a riverside wedding chapel featuring a multi-hued slate skin and a bright white interior that takes it cues from a bridal veil. The St Voile chapel forms part of a series of indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces offered by Humming Plaza VIP Niigata, a wedding venue complex on the south […]

The post Slate-clad chapel by Eriko Kasahara
boasts a veil-inspired ceiling structure
appeared first on Dezeen.

LAND Arquitectos rebuilds school devastated by Chilean earthquake

A school that was destroyed during the 2010 Chile earthquake has been rebuilt by Santiago studio LAND Arquitectos using simple white-painted pine (+ slideshow). The Santa Rosa School in Constitucion, a city on Chile’s south central coastline, was ruined by the major earthquake that struck on 27 February 2010 – one of the most powerful quakes […]

The post LAND Arquitectos rebuilds school
devastated by Chilean earthquake
appeared first on Dezeen.

Intertwining staircases spiral around the glazed core of Hiroshi Nakamura’s Ribbon Chapel

Two curving staircases encircle the exterior of this wedding chapel by Tokyo-based architect Hiroshi Nakamura, meeting at a rooftop platform that overlooks the Hiroshima coastline (+ slideshow). The Ribbon Chapel takes its name from the pair of timber-clad staircases that wind around the exterior of the glazed wedding chapel. Related story: Forest Chapel by Hironaka Ogawa […]
The post Intertwining staircases spiral around the glazed core of Hiroshi Nakamura’s Ribbon Chapel appeared first on Dezeen.

Lakeside hotel by Ryuichi Ashizawa adjoins a chapel with a musical facade

Harp strings fixed across the facade turn this hotel chapel on a lakeside site in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, into a huge musical instrument when the wind blows (+ slideshow). The Setre Marina Hotel and Sound of Wind Chapel, both designed by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates, are located on the shoreline of Lake Biwa near the city of Moriyama. […]
The post Lakeside hotel by Ryuichi Ashizawa adjoins a chapel with a musical facade appeared first on Dezeen.

University chapel by Dynerman Architects hides its true form behind a square wall

A square wall with a bell in one corner fronts this chapel for a spiritual retreat in Virginia by Dynerman Architects, concealing the building’s true gabled form behind (+ slideshow). St Ignatius Chapel forms part of The Calcagnini Contemplative Center for Georgetown University, an off-campus retreat for students and faculty members of the predominantly Catholic and Jesuit school. It is named […]
The post University chapel by Dynerman Architects hides its true form behind a square wall appeared first on Dezeen.

11 of the most heavenly chapels on Dezeen

Following the popularity of two recently published chapels, we’ve collected together 11 stunning structures designed as places for reflection, prayer and worship (+ slideshow). Cardedeu by EMC Arquitectura Teetering over the edge of a mountain in El Salvador, this concrete chapel is situated on a grassy plot overlooking a lake. Designed to frame surrounding views, the […]
The post 11 of the most heavenly chapels on Dezeen appeared first on Dezeen.

Skewed concrete chapel by EMC Arquitectura balances over a mountainside in El Salvador

This asymmetric concrete chapel by EMC Arquitectura teeters on the edge of a mountain in El Salvador (+ slideshow). Local studio EMC Arquitectura designed Cardedeu for a grassy plot on a mountain that runs down to the shores of the Coatepeque lake – a volcanic basin in western El Salvador. The chapel has two open sides, designed to take advantage of […]
The post Skewed concrete chapel by EMC Arquitectura balances over a mountainside in El Salvador appeared first on Dezeen.

Funeral chapel by Tria Studio brings gentle winds through its hollow centre

The breeze flows through the centre of this funeral chapel that Tria Studio has completed at a village cemetery in Slovenia’s picturesque Tuhinj Valley (+ slideshow). The Farewell Chapel serves the community of Zgornji Tuhinj –  a small village that also boasts a historic 17th century church. Related story: The Dezeen guide to contemporary cemeteries It […]
The post Funeral chapel by Tria Studio brings gentle winds through its hollow centre appeared first on Dezeen.

Chilean chapel will become Gaudí’s first project outside Spain

News: a chapel originally designed by Antoni Gaudí for the Sagrada Família is set to constructed in Chile, 90 years after the Catalan architect’s death. Chilean president Michelle Bachelet has announced plans to fund construction of the Gaudí Cultural and Spiritual Center in the city of Rancagua, including the chapel “Our Lady of the Angels” […]
The post Chilean chapel will become Gaudí’s first project outside Spain appeared first on Dezeen.

Copper-clad chapel in Finland has a curving wooden frame like a ship’s hull

An arched framework of curving pine ribs gives this chapel in Finland by Sanaksenaho Architects a shape more akin to a boat than a building (+ slideshow). Matti Sanaksenaho, the founder of Helsinki-based Sanaksenaho Architects, designed St Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel as a steeply arching structure with a shiny copper exterior and a warm wooden […]

The post Copper-clad chapel in Finland has a
curving wooden frame like a ship’s hull
appeared first on Dezeen.

Zinc-clad chapel by René van Zuuk to be built over Almere’s city lake

News: the city of Almere in the Netherlands has selected a small curvy chapel designed by architect René van Zuuk to be constructed over the surface of the Weerwater lake. The Weerwater Chapel was one of five winners in a competition to develop architectural interventions in and around the lake, which forms the heart of the […]

The post Zinc-clad chapel by René van Zuuk
to be built over Almere’s city lake
appeared first on Dezeen.

Garden chapel by AZL Architects features semi-transparent walls and a butterfly roof

Vertical lengths of timber mask the interior of this chapel designed by AZL Architects in eastern China, which features a distinctive V-shaped roof (+ slideshow). Chinese studio AZL Architects designed Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel for a riverbank site in Wanjing Garden, a park in the city of Nanjing, where it hosts weddings and other religious services. […]

The post Garden chapel by AZL Architects features
semi-transparent walls and a butterfly roof
appeared first on Dezeen.