UDG Crafts a Dramatic Chapel that Rotates to Follow the Sun in Sanya, China
United Design Group (UDG), led by chief architect Yu Zhou, was inspired by nature for Dysis Chapel of Poly Shallow Sea in Sanya, China. The architects surrounded the triangular wooden chapel with a pool of water that cascades off of a stone base. During the day, the sound of falling water interacts with dappled sunlight and cast shadows. “The gurgle of water symbolizes the dialogue among time, space, and people,” the architects note. But the time to see this architectural marvel is at sunset. Set on a rotating base, the chapel follows the setting sun every day of the year. When the sun goes down—no matter the date or the season—it is always perfectly framed within the chapel’s central void.
Allied8 Transforms a Former Church in Seattle into a Unique Residential Space
A former church in Seattle’s Rainier Valley with strong bones garnered the attention of several developers since the lot became vacant in 2012, but zoning codes and renovation budgets proved to be insurmountable roadbl…
Shantell Martin Draws New Life Into an Abandoned Chapel on Governors Island in New York
Shantell Martin spray-painted thought-provoking words on Church, her exterior building installation on Governors Island, the 172-acre, former military base a -mile ferry ride from downtown Manhattan.
A New Campus for the Rothko Chapel: 2020 Best of Year Winner for Small Museum/Art Gallery
When Mark Rothko created 14 monumental paintings for this interfaith chapel, he intended they be viewed under natural light to reveal their tonal subtleties. A large skylight was therefore integral to the octagonal build…