- Rosie Flanagan
Throughout history and across religions, architectural innovation and excess have found form in sacred spaces. From our archive of such spaces, we have retrieved the five most striking chapels in countries as far flung as China and Portugal, where contemporary architecture and the divine meet.
Ribbon Chapel - Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects
Capilla Seashore Chapel - Vector Architects
All images © Chen Hao
Sunset Chapel - Bunker Arquitectura
Designed to represent the spectrum of emotions evoked within a place of worship—from love to sadness—the Mexico City-based architects designed a space full of tension. The ‘Sunset Chapel’ is both heavy and light, classical and chaotic, natural and built. Read more about the chapel designed to look like a boulder here.
Bataan Chapel - Not Vital
Capela do Monte - Álvaro Siza Viera