Nascimento Chapel by Miguel Pinto Guimaraes

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Nascimento

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Chapel

INSPIRATION:
The building is inspired by important Brazilian architectural and artistic movements. Initially with colonial architecture, rich on private chapels. Then with the baroque movement, recurrent in the religious architecture of the country, through the design of its metal frames that works as sculptures in space. And finally it uses part of the modernist repertoire, not only because of the strong presence of the brises soleil, but also because of the curved shape of the floor plan and the facade.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Nascimento Chapel is located in a private property at the mountains of Rio de Janeiro. It is a contemporary private chapel, an unusual commission, even though all over the world many of the most important architects has a religious building on their portfolios. Tooking advantage of the topography, a lake was created, so that the construction could hover over it and also works as a mirror for the architecture. Its facade, doubled by reflection, defines the very same curve of its floor plan.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The owner and his wife, married for more than two decades and with children already raised, aimed at a space dedicated to their saint of devotion, where they could soon renew the bonds of their marriage and also marry their own children, and after that, baptizing the upcoming grandchildren. The movement designed in space by the steel gates provokes a sensation of expansion and contraction reinforcing the expected effect of religion and their prayers on the faithful.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Project 6 months Construction 10 months Location: Itaipava, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The project is based on three elements. A 4 meter wide wood bridge balances on central pillars that disappear giving the impression of the building flying over the water pond. At the end of this bridge a glass box defines the enclosed space. Enveloping this whole set, 25 rectangular steel frames of varying sizes draw a curve in space, defining a building that expands and retracts. These gates function as brise soleils that bring shade and privacy to the prayer space.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Site area: 26.000 m2 Construction area: 32 m2

TAGS:
Private Chapel, Religious Building, Unusual Architecture, Sculptural Architecture, Steel Structure

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The Chapel follows one important tradition on brazilian architecture that is the construction of religious spaces on private residences. During the colonial period (especially sec XVIII and XIX), over the influence of portuguese architecture most of the farms had it own private chapel. The farms and its sorrouding villages were part of a important economic system based on the production of sugar and coffe, Some of the pilars of brazilian economy by that time.

CHALLENGE:
Working on such an unusual project was a challenge. How to express contemporaneity to such a traditional program? How to balance architectural audacity with the necessary intimacy of a religious space?

ADDED DATE:
2019-02-27 18:40:26

TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Miguel Pinto Guimarães, Renata Duhá and Rafael Amorim

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Photographer Leonardo Finotti
Image #2: Photographer Leonardo Finotti
Image #3: Photographer Leonardo Finotti
Image #4: Photographer Leonardo Finotti
Image #5: Photographer Leonardo Finotti

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Miguel Pinto Guimarães Arquitetos Associados

PROFILE:
In the Brazilian skyline, the projects of Miguel Pinto Guimarães appear integrated to the natural and urban landscape without the pretension to make its proportions compete with the environment. Nature comes first, and soon to follow its simple and clean architecture inserted in a free and assumedly brazilian context. Smooth solutions, finishes and shapes, are part of his production. The result of his work is realized with the minimum of enviromental impact and the maximum of harmony in a unique concept that harmonizes interior and exterior. Inside and out, what you see are works that seem to camouflage into the surroundings, a gesture synthesized from sophisticated and purist solutions. His projects seem to belong to the places in an organic and discret way, close to the idea of an intimate and inviting space. Miguel, born in 1974, was drawing houses in his notebooks since childhood. Residential projects, hotels, schools, art galleries and restaurants with his signature are spread across the country's main cities, mountains, beach and countryside.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Nascimento Chapel by Miguel Pinto Guimaraes is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Nascimento Chapel by Miguel Pinto Guimaraes is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2018 - 2019.



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