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Editor’s pickRLJ Chapel blends in with the natural topography with no adverse effects

26-10-2018
RLJ Chapel, Mexico

Built of wood, stone, and concrete all sourced from the region, RLJ Chapel integrates into its surroundings so well, the environment is not affected whatsoever. Simple with only essential furniture, the chapel imbues visitors with a sense of community inclusion.   Architect: José Ricardo Yslas Gámez Location: San Juan …

Editor’s pickIn Ruhewald Schloss Tambach’s cemetery, a peaceful chapel

01-10-2018
Ruhewald Schloss Tambach, chapel

On the gentle rolling landscapes near the German town of Coburg, a forest cemetery can be found, allowing people to find their final resting place in surrounded by nature. A sacred and scenic place, the devotional room there is simple and open, and offers protection to those who seek its shelter. Built of wood, seven wooden arches rise to form …

Editor’s pickSpiritual spaces in the woods

09-06-2017
wood, construction, architecture, church, chapel, spiritual spaces

Designing the Joa Chapel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a unique challenge because of the irregular topography of the land. In these natural surroundings where trees kiss the sky in the presence of the sea, worshippers can experience a quiet haven away from urban traffic. The conceptual search for simplicity has guided the design of the project …