Chapel design isn’t normally a topic that’s covered in design school, but we’re assuming that a macabre sort of application wouldn’t be the ideal standard for a place of worship. For Kaplica Czaszek in Poland, that just so happens to be the look they were going for. There are thousands upon thousands of bones and human remains within the walls of this space, including a crypt.
The late 1700s to the early 1800s served as a time for these bones of various casualties in life. The Thirty Years’ War, Silesian Wars and cholera outbreaks were just a few of the reasons behind the 21,000+ pieces of human remains that line the walls, ceiling and almost every square inch of the space. The exterior of this Polish beauty looks simple and relatively standard until inside and the bone remains are sitting front and center.