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53 Examples of Chapel Architecture

From Religiously Pleated Chapels to Egg-Shaped Chapels

— March 27, 2014 — Eco
This chapel architecture ranges from churches formed in the shape of eggs to others made completely without nails. Whatever the size or form, these places of worship certainly offer a memorable place to pray.

One chapel in Austria recently received a revamp, and designers are now incorporating an office space and cultural center to the area. This expansion demonstrates how these structures are being updated for more modern uses, while still retaining their original functions. Others were re-designed from buildings such as barns and converted into chapel architecture. The great thing about this is that the creatives behind the update still held onto the core structure, which forced them to create a distinct building through fusing the old with the new. Who knew places of worship could look so good?
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Revitalized Austrian Chapels
Revitalized Austrian Chapels
HPSA Merges Office Space and Cultural Education with a Church
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Cardboard Churches (UPDATE)
Cardboard Churches (UPDATE)
Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral is Earthquake-Proof
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Seaworthy Churches
Seaworthy Churches
The Saint Vladimir Chapel Boat Sets Sail to Spread the Gospel
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Inflatable Churches
Inflatable Churches
Transparante Kerk is a Pop-Up Church That is the First of its Kind
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Collapsible Wedding Chapels
Collapsible Wedding Chapels
The DUS Architects Wedding Chapel is a Temporary Structure
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Cramped Chapel Captures
Cramped Chapel Captures
The Kevin Bauman 'Small Churches' Collection Shows Simplistic Faith
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Hand-Carved Cave Cathedrals
Hand-Carved Cave Cathedrals
Sculptor Ra Paulette Transforms Natural Settings into Works of Art
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Diamond Themed Chapels
Diamond Themed Chapels
Voyagesta by MOMENT Design is Simply Stunning
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Kaleidoscopic Church Designs
Kaleidoscopic Church Designs
The Gethsemane Lutheran Church Has a New Vibrant Look
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Home-Heating Churches
Home-Heating Churches
The Uspenski Cathedral Data Center Will Keep 500 Homes Warm
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Religiously Sculpted Tanks
Religiously Sculpted Tanks
These Detailed Church Tank Sculptures are Extremely Controversial
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Bars as Churches
Bars as Churches
"Bars, Women & Fast Food" Exhibits the SoCal Social Scene
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Pop-Up Chapels
Pop-Up Chapels
First Ever Pop-up Wedding Shop
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Colossal Chocolate Churches
Colossal Chocolate Churches
White Chocolate Dome of Milan Breaks World Record
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Solemn Pyramid Chapels
Solemn Pyramid Chapels
The Funeral Chapel by Bayer & Strobel Architekten Boasts Inventive Design
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Almond-Shaped Wooden Churches
Almond-Shaped Wooden Churches
'Kamppi Chapel of Silence' by KS2 Architects is a Serene Escape
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Drive-Thru Churches
Drive-Thru Churches
Chandler Christian Church in Arizona Opens 24/7 Prayer Booth
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Bright Bottle Chapels
Bright Bottle Chapels
The Whimsical ‘Airlie Gardens' by Virginia Wright-Frierson
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Leaf Wedding Chapels
Leaf Wedding Chapels
Wow Places For Vows
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Abstract Abode Architecture
Abstract Abode Architecture
'Deconstructing The Houses' Features Twisted Homes
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Sparse Block Churches
Sparse Block Churches
Saint Francis Chapel by Rafael Hintersteiner Focuses on Peace and Goodness
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Amored Churches
Amored Churches
Religion's Think Tank Goes Literal
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Choo Choo Churches
Choo Choo Churches
Communities Put Abandoned Train Cars to Good Use
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Criss-Crossing Churches
Criss-Crossing Churches
The Church of the Resurrection by Nothing Studio
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Transparent Sacred Chapels
Transparent Sacred Chapels
The Gijs Van Vaerenbergh Church is Steel and See-Through
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Sustainable Churches
Sustainable Churches
The Kuokkala Church in Finland is a Low-Impact House of Worship
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Rainbow Churches
Rainbow Churches
Salvation Army Citadel Corps Breaks with Construction Tradition
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Cardboard Churches
Cardboard Churches
The 1864 Cathedral in New Zealand Will Be Rebuilt Out of Cardboard
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Industrial Arboreal Churches
Industrial Arboreal Churches
Forest Chapel Works Metal Material into Organic Architectural Forms
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Renovated Holy Houses
Renovated Holy Houses
Zecc Architects Makes Old Church a Home With a Few Altarations
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Credit-Crunched Megachurches
Credit-Crunched Megachurches
California's Crystal Cathedral Struggles to Meet Financial Needs
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Egg-Shaped Chapels
Egg-Shaped Chapels
The Cappella Ovi Egg Chapel Moved from NYC to Korea
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Underground Chapels
Underground Chapels
Slovenian Cemetery Gets a Holy Makeover
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Undulating Ceiling Chapels
Undulating Ceiling Chapels
The Prayer Chapel by Gensler Modernizes the Havens
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Contemporary Sci-Fi Churches
Contemporary Sci-Fi Churches
The Chapel at Discovery Bay by Danny Cheng is Futuristic
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Colossal Tree-Clinging Churches
Colossal Tree-Clinging Churches
The Minister's Treehouse is the World's Largest Treehouse
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Designer Churches
Designer Churches
St. Bartholomew's Church by Maxim Velcovsky
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Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Kruisherenhotel
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Architecturally Atypical Churches
Architecturally Atypical Churches
These Places of Worship Show Inspired Innovation
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Barn-Inspired Chapels
Barn-Inspired Chapels
The Elspeet Church is Constructed From Local Wood Materials
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Awe-Inspiring Church Architecture
Awe-Inspiring Church Architecture
Incredible Places of Worship
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Contemporary Concrete Churches
Contemporary Concrete Churches
The Sta Columbina Chapel Offers Modern Simplicity
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Religiously Pleated Chapels
Religiously Pleated Chapels
The Miami Chapel by Free Was Inspired by a Catholic Icon's Robes
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White Stripe Churches
White Stripe Churches
The Zhongguancun Christian Church is China's Largest
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Abandoned Architecture Photography
Abandoned Architecture Photography
The ‘Abandoned America’ Series Captures Desolate Sp
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Boob Worship Churches
Boob Worship Churches
Pay Your Respects to Breasts at the Karube Shrine
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Rustic Woodland Churches
Rustic Woodland Churches
The Junquillos Chapel is a Picturesque Ecclesiastical Escape
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Modular Churches
Modular Churches
The Parish Complex Concept Features some Divine Design
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Minimalist Churches
Minimalist Churches
Church of the Holy Cross Denmark
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Otherworldly Places of Worship
Otherworldly Places of Worship
Incredible Religious Architecture Inspires Piety
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Renovating Religion
Renovating Religion
Converted Churches as Homes
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Converted Church Homes
Converted Church Homes
Religious Renovations
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