We built designed, fabricated and installed an Urban Chapel in Fox Point, on the east side of Providence. Urban Chapels are our investigation of non-denominational, contemplative spaces – small-scale inhabitable interventions in the urban fabric. This Chapel is a porous enclosure for about 4 people, which invites passersby stop, sit, and absorb the sky, light, and the wind.
We utilized a fabrication system that allowed us to generate the porosity of the structure’s walls in response to site conditions.
The Chapel’s open roof frames the sky and directs the viewer’s gaze upwards.