michele de lucchi constructs concrete chapel in southern germany
 
michele de lucchi constructs concrete chapel in southern germany michele de lucchi constructs concrete chapel in southern germany
feb 12, 2015

michele de lucchi constructs concrete chapel in southern germany

michele de lucchi constructs concrete chapel in southern germany
photography by thomas koller and christoph boeninger

 

 

 

designed by italian architect michele de lucchi, this small chapel dedicated to saint jakob is situated in the bavarian countryside south of munich. located on a private property, the 15 square meter building takes up the same area as the other religious shrines to be found in the surrounding district of fischbachau.

 

once inside, worshipers are greeted with a staircase that leads to a single wooden bench. this area of seating is placed in front of a round window that frames a cross erected on the edge of the lawn opposite. the entire volume contains only the bench, a marble font and a wooden candle-holder shelf. while the chapel is constructed primarily from a local concrete, the roof, doors and windows are made from copper and wood.

michele de lucchi st. jakob's chapel auerberg germany designboom
worshipers are greeted with a staircase that leads to a single wooden bench

michele de lucchi st. jakob's chapel auerberg germany designboom
seating is placed in front of a round window that frames a cross erected on the edge of the lawn opposite

michele de lucchi st. jakob's chapel auerberg germany designboom
the building takes up the same measurements as the other religious shrines to be found in the area

michele de lucchi st. jakob's chapel auerberg germany designboom
sketch highlighting the relationship between the chapel and the adjacent cross

michele de lucchi st. jakob's chapel auerberg germany designboom
model of st. jakob’s chapel presented at the 2015 edition of imm cologne

 

 

project info:

 

name: st. jakob’s chapel
location: auerberg, fischbachau, germany
project: aMDL michele de lucchi architetto srl – michele de lucchi
project team: marcello biffi; francesco faccin, giuseppe filippini (mock-up)
consultants: benno bauer (local architect and director of works); capoferri (special steel works)
client: private
area: 15 sqm / 161 sqf
photography: thomas koller, christoph boeninger

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