Chapel of Tears / Atelier Poem
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Chapel of Tears by Atelier Poem gained the worldwide structure competitors “Le competition des Cabanes” in France. The chapel stands in solitude throughout the pure panorama and explores the fundamental hut archetype in a religious and delicate means. The Chapel of tears is located in Saint- Ferréol, a mountain village close to lake Annecy, which is a UNESCO world heritage web site of the French Alps.
It’s settled on the aspect of a stream, alongside the character path that results in the Cascade de Fontany. The picket challenge has been constructed by the designers themselves together with the assistance of some volunteers. Atelier poem thinks the constructing with the intention of maximizing using financial sources, complying with sizing constraints imposed by the announcement, and utilizing just one materials, wooden.
Adopting this simplicity and on this major context as a place to begin, the challenge web site provides form to the structure, whereas forming a detailed bond between constructed and natural nature. The constructing, designed as a lay meditation chapel, finds its personal dimension on this dialogue with nature, like a brand new perspective opening towards the waterfall. Upon approaching, guests undergo a sensory expertise, looking for their very own approach to familiarize themselves with the chapel, interacting with the house and the distinction of lights and shadows.
The chapel seems like a excessive and slim parallelepiped, which is minimize lengthwise on the center part as if the stream had eroded the matter throughout its course. It is a 20 cm thick minimize that runs by means of your entire masking and joins the 2 openings, that are positioned on the brief sides. These final are aligned, respectively serving because the entrance door and a window that frames the view of the waterfall. The lengthy sides, that are parallel to the creek, are blind and punctuated by a scan of wooden parts of various thickness, remembering the encompassing forest.
The inside house is left open, uncovered to climate adjustments and a few gentle results amplified by a sequence of panels positioned on the roof. The development has been made completely of spruce wooden – the planks and the strips are naturally cured and have been provided by an area sawmill, utilizing industrial thicknesses and sizes. The outer shell consists of burnt picket boards and contrasts chromatically with the inside house the place the fabric is left pure.
The precise wood-burning method that’s used on this challenge, and practiced within the space, permits to protect it over time from atmospheric and pure brokers. On this means, it stays steady, sturdy, and hydrophobic, in a completely pure and ecological type, with out altering its personal inner construction.