Impressed by the models shown in an exhibition of the work of architect and designer Michele De Lucchi, a family decided to erect one of them to full size – a chapel with a ground area of 3 x 5 metres – in a field in front of their holiday home roughly 60 km south of Munich. The chapel is a non-confessional place of contemplation, although a cross is visible externally through the round window in the north facade.

Blocks of conglomerate stone from a nearby quarry were chosen for the walls, and the roof and entrance were executed in bronze. The Venetian roof structure, the window frames and the interior fittings are in oak. A peripheral cornice articulates the height of the building in a proportion of 1:2.