simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great
 
simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great
dec 28, 2013

simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great

‘chapel of st albert the great’ by simpson and brown architects, edinburgh, scotland
image © chris humphreys

 

 

 

located in the garden of george square, edinburgh, the chapel of st albert the great by local practice simpson and brown architects offers a new ample space for the university chaplaincy and friary for the order of preachers, the dominican order. the design and material choice serve to connect the chapel to its surroundings while holding a strong presence along the frequented walkway in which its located. two parallel masonry clay-block walls are clad in sandstone and punctured with various angled apertures that emphasize the thickness of the enclosure and accept natural light within the structure. four corten columns branch off into the elevated curved canopy of thin oak slats that create a light shelf over the peripheral walls and diffuse the skylights in the roof while allowing for ventilation. 

 

 

simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great
masonry walls add a new natural texture to the existing palette
image © chris humphreys

 

 

simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great
entrance
image © chris humphreys

 

 

simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great
thin oak slats line the underside of the roof
image © chris humphreys

 

 

simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great
entrance
image © chris humphreys

 

 

simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great
view towards the altar
image © chris humphreys

 

 

simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great
altar
image © chris humphreys

 

 

simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great
detail of the sandstone walls and angled windows
image © chris humphreys

 

 

simpson and brown architects complete the chapel of st albert the great
elevation
image © simpson and brown architects

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