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Chapel in Sierra la Villa by Sancho-Madridejos
Hitoshi Arato
Jan 10, 2022

On the top of a small hill in Cuenca, in central Spain, Sancho-Madridejos has designed a concrete chapel for a private client.

Architects sought to create a spatial experience that is enhanced by openings, slowly modifying the interior. The resulting structure presents itself as a volume with clear geometries, while an ample recessed entrance welcomes the owners, leading them toward a compressed end. There, big concrete masses form a bulky cross, while linear openings penetrate the fold, casting different lights that change throughout the day.

‘We chose the specific location of the chapel so that it becomes a reference point from both the estate and the road leading to it, which spins and circles around the chapel when approaching,’ — Sancho-Madridejos

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Hitoshi Arato
Jan 10, 2022

On the top of a small hill in Cuenca, in central Spain, Sancho-Madridejos has designed a concrete chapel for a private client.

Architects sought to create a spatial experience that is enhanced by openings, slowly modifying the interior. The resulting structure presents itself as a volume with clear geometries, while an ample recessed entrance welcomes the owners, leading them toward a compressed end. There, big concrete masses form a bulky cross, while linear openings penetrate the fold, casting different lights that change throughout the day.

‘We chose the specific location of the chapel so that it becomes a reference point from both the estate and the road leading to it, which spins and circles around the chapel when approaching,’ — Sancho-Madridejos

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