Chapel and Meditation Room (C3 no.414)


Studio Nicholas Burns

C3 no.414 / pp.102-123 (22 pages)



Chapel and Meditation Room _ Studio Nicholas Burns

Minho, Portugal, 2020

A chapel draws energy from natural surroundings in Portugal’s hills
The chapel and meditation room, which allows for 60 seats and encompasses an 18th-century altar, is nestled in the hills of Minho, northern Portugal. The volumes of the spaces were constrained by boulders and trees in the immediate vicinity; the height was determined by that of the growing trees, with the vision that, in a few years, they would grow to conceal the highest point of the building. […]