Cool and refreshing, All Saints' Chapel brings a distinctively South American flair to sacred architetcure.read more »
Hofritcher Ritter Architects have brought the life-events of death and grieving into the forefront of Graz's public life while providing a safe and comforting space for performing final rites.read more »
The simple white exterior of the new Parish Church of Solace in Cordoba, Spain, designed by Vicens + Ramos, re-imagines traditional Christian architecture, stripping it back to its essentials, and innovatively combining the time honoured components of a church in an innovative, minimal form.
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The simple white exterior of the new Parish Church of Solace in Cordoba, Spain, designed by Vicens + Ramos, re-imagines traditional Christian architecture, stripping it back to its essentials, and innovatively combining the time honoured components of a church in an innovative, minimal form.read more »
The stunning New Jewish Community Centre in Mainz, designed by Manuel Herz Architects, is an instantly intriguing and mesmerising structure, but it is the deeply thoughtful and historically minded story behind the design that truly sets it apart as a beautiful and articulate piece of architecture.
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The hills of Acapulco, Mexico, are covered in granite boulders. Raised high above the surrounding vegetation, the stark concrete of BNKR Arquitectura’s memorial Sunset Chapel mimetically embodies the strength and solidity of the massive stones. The main window of the chapel looks towards the port city of Acapulco, once famed as a playground for America’s rich and famous but now a place of fading glitz and glamour. While there are still many beach resorts, the city is now notorious for drug related violence. The city’s change of fortune reflects the philosophy behind the Sunset Chapel: a place where endings are contemplated and the continuing glory of nature’s endless cycle of decay and renewal is celebrated.read more »
A chapel is a vessel for faith – a room, building or space standing between the real world and a higher transcendence for all believers. It is a place of sanctuary. When Hanrahan Meyers Architects (hMa) designed Infinity Chapel for the Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist, they created something truly special. The place of worship was guided by perfect geometries, pure materials and mathematical principles; resulting in sensuous surfaces of curves in light. What has been created is an intimate space where the real world, sanctuary and spirit are one through architecture that captivates the soul.read more »
In the world of architecture there is no combination more harmonious than pure geometric form and a simple palette of materials. Tsushima Design Studio’s Mei Li Zhou Church effortlessly entwines with the soft natural beauty of its woodland surroundings. As it sits gently amongst soft rises of earth and delicate sprouts of greenery, the church emulates the tranquility and unity of the land, merging with the landscape and connecting its diverse community.read more »
Here’s the church, here’s steeple, open the door and see all the people. As warm and nostalgic as that childhood nursery rhyme, Kuokkala Church recalls the memory of a traditional church, but with a refined, contemporary twist. With the advent of religious architecture today taking forms at both extremes of either modernist boxes or deconstructivist shards, Kuokkala Church is appropriate. The response of architects Lassila Hirvilammi strikes a fine balance between referencing the past and suggesting the future, bringing together a community at large – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Simple and elegant, evocative architecture is at work.read more »