temporary chapel by LOCALARCHITECTURE and danilo mondada
 
temporary chapel by LOCALARCHITECTURE and danilo mondada
nov 26, 2008

temporary chapel by LOCALARCHITECTURE and danilo mondada

 
the renovation of the mother house of the deaconess community of st-loup is a collaboration between the firm LOCALARCHITECTURE and architect danilo mondad, which began this past summer. however, during the targeted 18 months of construction, the architects suggested that a temporary chapel be built for use during this time. located in hôpital de st-loup, switzerland, the shape of the temporary religious sanctuary has been generated using computer software. this software determined the dimensions of the building and transmitted the data to a machine which cut the 6 cm thick timber panels which the chapel has been constructed from. the structure is built directly on the ground with a from that is made up of horizontal and vertical dimensions that vary using a series of origami-like folds. the folds create a faceted structure, with each one reflecting light differently to emphasize the length and progression of the sanctuary space.

temporary chapel by LOCALARCHITECTURE and danilo mondadathe chapel is made from a series of origami foldsall images © milo keller

temporary chapel by LOCALARCHITECTURE and danilo mondada
a view of the chapel and how it sits within its surrounding landscape
 
temporary chapel by LOCALARCHITECTURE and danilo mondada
transparent plastic panels in facade allow natural light to flow through
 
temporary chapel by LOCALARCHITECTURE and danilo mondada
the exteriors faceted design is mirrored on the chapel’s interior
 
 

more information localarchitecture: http://www.localarchitecture.ch danilo maondada: http://www.mondada-arch.ch

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