Sculpting Light In Álvaro Siza’s Off-Grid Chapel

In Barão de São João Portugal, Álvaro Siza Viera has designed a place of worship and warmth—the minimal, off-grid hillside chapel ‘Capela do Monte’.
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Not Vital’s Bataan Chapel

Situated in a remote town just 50 kilometers west of Manilla, Swiss artist Not Vital has completed a chapel that expertly blends the lines between art and architecture.
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Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin Chapel

The late artist Ellsworth Kelly’s first and last work of architecture, the Austin Chapel, has been completed by the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas.
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Chapel Of Silence By STUDIO Associates

Located on the top of a valley in a little town in the province of Brescia, Italy, architect’s firm STUDIO associates has constructed a secular chapel in the woodlands of Botticino.
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Tom Munz Designs The Oberriet Cemetery

Swiss architect Tom Munz redesigned a building for the cemetery in Oberriet, Switzerland, based on the value of welcoming interfaith use.
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‘Sunset Chapel’ By Bunker Arquitectura

After a series of religious commissions, Mexico City-based Bunker Arquitectura constructed a chapel on top of an Acapulco hill. Completed in 2011, ‘Sunset Chapel’ looks out onto the bay and stands in harmony with the natural environment.
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The Holy Rosary Chapel Explores Form, Function And Light

Holy Rosary Complex is a Catholic education centre based in South Louisiana and designed by the New Orleans office of Trahan Architects.
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A Secret Chapel In Valleacerón

The Chapel in Valleacerón, Spain, was designed by Madrid-based architecture office S.M.A.O. It’s an example of folded concrete architecture with geometric shapes. This extraordinary building that is recognizable as a chapel only at second glance sta…

The Capilla Seashore

Chinese practice Vector Architects built a futuristic, yet traditional chapel on the waterfront of Bohai Coast in China. With its unspoilt view onto the sea, visitors may feel like drifting on a boat. Vector Architects was founded in 2008 in Beijing. The relationship between architecture and living, place, perception, and tectonic are the core directions in […]

The Holy Cross Chapel

The underground chapel of Holy Cross was proposed for the island Serifos, facing the Aegean Sea with its single cliff facade. 
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A Sun-Filled Chapel In Rural Argentina

Located in rural Argentina, ‘Saint Bernard’s Chapel’ is a religious building designed by architect Nicolás Campodonico in collaboration with a team of various other Argentinean architects, overlooking the vast landscape of the Pampa…

A Curved Concrete Chapel By OFIS Architects

Slovenian architecture practice OFIS Architects designed a curved chapel nestled into the surrounding landscapes near the city of Ljubljana.
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Architect Michail Georgiou Re-Imagines A Greek Orthodox Chapel

Greek architect Michail Georgiou fused two forms typical of Byzantine church architecture to create an unusual-looking Greek Orthodox chapel. Located in Paphos, a city on the coast of Cyprus, the Apostle Peter and St. Helen the Martyr Chapel stands out with its extraordinary appearance. In a statement about the work, Georgiou says, “Morphologically, it is […]

A Spiralling Ribbon Chapel By Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co.

Japanese architect studio Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Co. designed a romantic spiralling ribbon chapel with picturesque views of…