Xinyu Qiao

White Chapel

Class of: 2023

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Model

Faculty: John Jerard

Prompt: The project aims to build a sculptural model that can be considered as a sacred space.

The construction provides a quiet, peaceful and friendly environment for family ceremonies, festivities and personal meditation take place. The base elements of a classical chapel are interpreting in a contemporary way with simplified lines and shapes, thus blurring the religious boundaries so making more people feel comfortable to enter the space. Visitors are expected to experience tranquillity, remembering, and trustiness in its unique setup. By setting a sighting distance to the Wales Coast Path in the United Kingdom, the architecture itself represents a modern landmark — another beautiful scenery for people who enjoy the walking tour along the coastline.