domingo, 8 de janeiro de 2012

Capela Árvore da Vida em Braga

A Capela Árvore da Vida totalmente concebida em madeira e construída no interior do Seminário Conciliar de Braga, pelo atelier de arquitectura Imago, com a colaboração do escultor Asbjörn Andresen. 

The Tree of Life Chapel - Capela Árvore da Vida
Predisposed as we are to loving all things that involve curving wood, natural light and minimalism, it is not surprising we fell head over heels in love with this exquisite chapel. It is made with 20 tons of unadorned wood and not a single nail or metal fitting.
Stacked wood boards also function as shelving for books.*

Built inside the existing seminary, the chapel was designed by architects António Jorge Cerejeira Fontes and André Cerejeira Fontes, with sculptural work by sculptor Asbjörn Andresen.

The chapel functions as an intimate prayer room, a place of quiet contemplation for those living in the seminary. Every detail of the structure and its adornments draws its origins from the Bible. Even the overall floor plan and structural solutions echo the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest.

There is an intimate and gentle connection between the outside world and the chapel itself, with an inviting, fluid pathway leading into the space, instead of a categorical doorway with a heavy, excluding door.
The Cool Hunter

The top aperture allows for the natural light to enter the scape.
Stacked wood boards also function as shelving for books.

Por Nelson Garrido

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