Residencial Capela Joá, Brazil by Bernardes Arquitetura

As though suspended from the trees of the affluent Joá neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, the chapel’s rectangular glass structure emanates a mystical orange glow. Actually built on stilts, the vertical wooden louvered structure fitted over the glass lets in just enough sunlight, as well as a sliced view onto the luxuriant tropical surroundings, while keeping the interiors cool. The 43m2 structure converges at the altar, its narrowest point, backed by a glass wall looking out onto the ocean, reinforcing its celestial ambiance.


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