A Sun-Filled Chapel In Rural Argentina

Located in rural Argentina, ‘Saint Bernard’s Chapel’ is a religious building designed by architect Nicolás Campodonico in collaboration with a team of various other Argentinean architects, overlooking the vast landscape of the Pampa plains near the city of Córdoba.

“Every day all year round, the shadow of these, slides along the curved interior, finishing its tour overlapping with each other.”A former site for a rural home, the chapel was constructed by reusing the century-old brick stones. The structure’s design features large openings through which sunlight streams in, creating a shadow of the dagger on the chapel’s walls over the course of a day.

In a statement about the design, the architects say: “In the limit between the trees and the open country, the chapel’s volume opens up towards the sun, capturing the natural light of the sunset in the interior. Outside, a vertical and a horizontal poles are placed separately and projected towards the interior. As a result, every day all year round, the shadow of these, slides along the curved interior, finishing its tour overlapping with each other.”

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All images © Nicolás Campodonico

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