Location: Hong Kong
Hong Kong architect Danny Cheng’s new project for Discovery Bay rises from an enveloping reflecting pool like a mirage. The White Chapel deserves its name, because in order to give a reading of unity and purity, the designers made every single surface of the chapel’s interior a brilliant white.
With an overall form reminiscent of the US Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, the Hong Kong project juts up in a series of A-frames, a pyramid of white before a back drop of mountain, sea, and sky.
Of course, it’s easy to be elegant when you’re sticking with one color, but the use of form and views prevents this project from being boring. Far from it, it’s one of the most dynamic uses of white since the heady days of the New York Five. More photos after the jump!
“I asked if she was my girlfriend now. She said ‘I’ll think about it’.”