chapel of the intercession by rds brothers chapel of the intercession by rds brothers
sep 19, 2012

chapel of the intercession by rds brothers

chapel of the intercession by rds brothers all images courtesy of rdsbrothers

designed by kiev-based architectural group rds brothers, the silhouette of the chapel is taken from traditional ukrainian wooden church tower. surroundings of pinewood forest conditioned vertical shape of the chapel encompasses a small floor area (9sqm) which is compensated by high interior space. a square floor plan, thanks to tilted walls, twisted at an angle of 10 degrees, ends on the top in the form of octagonal star.

lower horizontal light gives the impression of elation, where the structural scheme is a traditional frame covered with shingles. a series of ambient lights resemble candles; the second, a luminous cross in which the entrance becomes part of opened wall as a glass door gives the impression of openness.

towards chapel

entrance side

nightfall in autumn

top inside with light

horizontal window insideout

horizontal window outside

nightfall in winter

chapel level 1300mm

chapel level 3600mm

chapel level 5400mm

chapel level 6350mm

project info: 

project: chapel of the intercession location: voron’kiv, kyiv region, ukraine completion: 2012  total floor area: 9sqm architects: rdsbrothers, roman seliuk, dmytro seliuk photographs: rdsbrothers video: dmytro bondarenko & dmytro selyuk 

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