Stan Allen Architect

Tagaytay, Philippines • Chapel for a non-profit organization • Design 2006; completed 2008

The Chapel marks the entry to the Foundation’s campus. It had to be buildable within a tight budget in a high-risk seismic zone and responsive to the extreme climatic conditions of the region. Our response is a simple pavilion created out of a single line that folds back on itself: an open and accessible structure in which the play of form, light and shadow creates an appropriate space for gathering and contemplation.