A small family chapel in rural Austria.
Maria Magdalena is a private chapel that sits on the edge of a vineyard in Zollfeld, a gently sloping plain surrounded by hills in Austria's southernmost state of Carinthia. Graz-based architect Gerhard Sacher – who runs Sacher LoCicero Architectes with Parisian architect Eric LoCicero – designed the 27-square-metre structure as a tranquil space for contemplation, as well as for family ceremonies and festivities. Slabs of cast concrete form the floor, pitched roof and side walls of the chapel, while its glazed gables give the building a hollow appearance. The glass walls frame views of the vineyard and the forested slopes of nearby hills.