Chapel in Ciudad Real by Sancho-Madridejos

The idea of situating and relating a series of objects in the landscape of Almadén, in Ciudad Real (Spain): Dwelling, Chapel, Hunting pavilion and Guard´s residence, gave the project a dual significance: in addition to the close relationship between landscape, objects and itinerary -between space and objects-, each item had to provide a different response with different emphasis, from the most symbolic to the most silent or private. The unifying thread was to be the concept of the fold: the fold as a hidden generator of different spaces.

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The Chapel is developed around the study and manipulation of a focally tensed “box-fold”.

It is set at the top of a slight rights, making it the reference point in the landscape seen from the property entrance 2 Km away at a low point, as well as in different visions from the entire itinerary.

The Chapel has a naked design and lacks artificial lighting. The exterior-interior spatial relationship determines its focus, its meaning. Only a cross and an image at the focal point underscore the symbolic aspects of the project.

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Via: Archdaily.com
Architect: sancho-madridejos.com
Photographs: Hisao Suzuki

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