BUILT FLIGHT OF BIRDS
BUILT DOMUS IMPLUVIUM
FINISHING CHAPEL OF ETERNAL LIGHT
CHAPEL OF THE SKY
CHAPEL OF THE SKY - RIBEIRA QUENTE, AZORES - 1999
This memorial chapel addresses the core of the relation between inhabitant and the elements of nature, in an island on the middle of the ocean. Designed not only has a space for mourning the destruction and death caused by the fall of half a mountain over a small fisherman village, but precisely has an abstract reverberation box for the evolving of concrete reality. The sun path enters at south into the golden leafed patio open to the sky. The water from the mountains enters by the side chapel, inside blue tainted glass, flows through the floor gaps, light through the ceiling.
Churches used to have in the ceiling pacifying angels painted in eternal serenity among fixed clouds and frozen sunrays. Here we propose the eternal flow of reality, night and day, in the slow procession of matter.