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Joá Chapel // Bernardes Arquitetura

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The chapel sits on the existing access pathway and is supported by a single column opposite to the entrance, which rises from the ground and transforms itself into a cross at floor level.

The main steel structure supports a sequence of parallel timber porticoes that progressively change the interior spatial proportion from horizontal to vertical.

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The focal point is the steel cross, framed by wood and with the sea as a backdrop.

A skin of transparent glass protects the sides of the chapel and reflects the surrounding tropical forest.
Seemingly afloat on the air, the building and its furnishings materialise a search for simplicity.

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© Bernardes Arquitetura

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