Finally, we have a full fledged architectural conception that combines simplicity and minimalism with all its structural integrity. Conceived as a chapel outside of Zamora, Mexico, the deftly designed Capilla del Lago comprises of an expansive rectangular roof haphazardly supported by conspicuously thin columns. The remarkable project was the brainchild of Di Vece Arquitectos of Guadalajara. In fact, according to the architects, the main essence of the chapel alludes to the idea of an ephemeral structure that is unassuming in its style, lightweight in its bearing and yet accessible in its ‘open’ circulation pattern.
In this regard, aesthetically the Capilla del Lago poses as landscape pavilion during day time. However, during the night time, this scope of ‘ephemerality’ emerges, thus nigh transforming the chapel into a wondrous floating lantern. This dramatic visual metamorphosis achieved by simple means has its own symbolism from the theological perspective. The architects say – this group of randomly arranged columns pertains to the fact that when collectively lit – they can change into an illuminated entity with a ‘glimpse’ of heavenly light. So, at the end of the day, the simply conceived Capilla del Lago is all about metaphor meeting minimalism.
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