A short post today. I came across this very intriguing design by Steyn Studio for the Bosjes Chapel in South Africa earlier today, and felt the need to have it on my site. There is an angelic atmosphere that is created when looking at the building and its draped shell structure that seems to form a seamless flow for the eye.
It goes without saying that this is a very modern approach to quite a classical religious building. Some may not even know it was a chapel just by looking at it. There is however something that gives it away. The central axis of the building is aligned with a cross in the window frame, disguised as a structural element. Although it may not (and probably is not) structural at all, it has a very aesthetically contingent way of fitting into the building, while maintaining the programmatic requirements of the design as a chapel.
Photos by Adam Letch