Architecture, Light and Emotion: The Brennand Chapel by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, in Recife, Brazil
This research explores the relationship between natural light and matter in religious spaces and human emotional responses. In what ways are light and matter are interrelated in order to create these architectural atmospheres (conscious or otherwise)? Designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha between 2004 and 2006, the Chapel of Our Lady of the Conception, also known as the Brennand Chapel (Recife, Brazil), is a case for analyzing these atmospheres.
keywords: Natural Light, Neuroscience, Phenomenology, Architecture, Paulo Mendes da Rocha