A bright white canopy undulates above the glazed walls of this chapel outside Cape Town, framing views right through it to scenic mountains, vineyards, and pomegranate orchards.
UK practice Steyn Studio worked with South African studio TV3 Architects to design the Bosjes Chapel, which is located on the Bosjes Farm in South Africa’s picturesque Witzenberg district.
“Its serene sculptural form emulates the silhouette of surrounding mountain ranges, paying tribute to the historic Cape Dutch gables dotting the rural landscapes of the Western Cape,” said Steyn Studio, which is led by South-African born Coetzee Steyn.
“The crisp white form is conceived as a lightweight and dynamic structure which appears to float within the valley,” added the architects. “A reflective pond emphasizes the apparent weightlessness of the structure.”
Photographs: Adam Letch