Tags: Religious

St Ignatius Chapel / Dynerman Architects

A striking stillness emanates from the St Ignatius Chapel at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center in Virginia, USA. Its... Read More

Shonan Christ Church, Japan / Takeshi Hosaka Architects

A five minute walk from the sea of Shonan in Central Japan, Shonan Christ Church sits low on its site, curved roof slabs echoing the nearby waves. Designed by Yokohama-based Takeshi Hosaka, the single... Read More

Ribbon Chapel / Hiroshi Nakamura

A remarkable fluidity characterises Hiroshi Nakamura's latest project, a wedding chapel in Hiroshima, Japan. Made of two intertwining staircases, the building spirals upwards with self-contained... Read More

La Ascensión del Señor

Already recognised as a firm to watch in the commercial and residential realms, AGi Architects have made their first foray into religious architecture with resounding success. Bringing their unique... Read More

Specifier Magazine Issue 116

The New Art Museums of Rio / House of Music / JA Curve Church / Fairfield Hacienda / Florence St / North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club / The Ozone House / UTS Great Hall / 2014 Venice Biennale / Meet... Read More

JA Curve Church

An austere simplicity characterizes JA Curve Church, located on Jeju Island, Korea. Surrounded by dense pine groves and citrus trees, the white walls and clean lines embody the purity of its message. Read More

Church of 100 Walls

Religion is not, in essence, about dogma and rituals, but about a search for meaning. The Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod in Cebu, Philippines – nicknamed, for obvious reasons, The Church of 100... Read More

Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut

A break-in at the Notre Dame du Haut chapel in Ronchamp has led to accusations of a different kind of vandalism - and inspires the Specifier team to take another look at this Le Corbusier classic Read More

Austria's Islamic Cemetery

An Islamic cemetery has been constructed in Vorarlberg, Austria, catering for the region's 38,000 Muslims. Read More

Dapto Anglican Church

A local church has been transformed from a Sunday-only venue to something like a giant lounge room which beckons passers by to come in and share. Read More

Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral

In the wake of the 2011 earthquake, an architectural symbol of recovery has emerged in Christchurch, and surprisingly, it's made of paper. Standing as a temporary measure to replace the mid... Read More