Daniel Bonilla architects' Chapel in La Calera

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This is a Chapel designed by Daniel Bonilla Architects , located at Colombia. At a first glance, this rectangular building seems to be just a box constructed with wood and stone. However, the most interesting part of this chapel is the relationship between the still stone and the mobile volume, which are mainly made by steel, glass and wood.

The site and the building. The mobile volume is able to change the scale and level of privacy of the rectangular building. When it is opens, it invites mass of people to gather around. When it is closed, it creates a contrast feeling of privateness.
Comparison of the building in two different closure.
Images and info from Daniel-Bonilla ARchitects