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The Ecumenical Chapel by AOA Architects Branches Out to All

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: aoa.fi and blog.reflexdeco.fr
The presence or absence of spirituality should not affect the way one perceives the ethereal beauty of the Ecumenical Chapel by AOA Architects. The sanctuary's structure is sculpted into a series of triangular prisms, hollowed out to to an otherwise windowless cave, but endowed with a brilliant arboreal window.

Taking inspiration from religion's origins in nature, this V-shaped church mimics primitive building methods and the use of untamed trees in architecture. The temple's intricate trunk and bough fenestration also reinvents the classic stain-glassed windows found in cathedrals from the Middle Ages onwards.

As a whole package, the Ecumenical Chapel by AOA Architects has its roots in bringing together people of all sects of Christianity, making this immaculate project an all-embracing entity.