Tag Churches & Cemeteries

The long story of Alvar Aalto’s church in Riola

30-11-2018

The long story of Alvar Aalto’s church in Riola

The church of Riola is Finish architect Alvar Aalto’s only work in Italy, the focus of a documentary film by director Roberto Ronchi and reporter Mara Corradi telling the church’s story which premiered at the sixth Milano Design Film Festival.

KAAN Architecten Siesegem Crematorium in Aalst, Belgium

20-11-2018

KAAN Architecten Siesegem Crematorium in Aalst, Belgium

KAAN Architecten’s Siesegem crematorium, recently completed in Belgium, is a building dedicated to memory that lives in symbiosis with the imperturbable, reassuring landscape around it.

Vatican Chapels: a visit to the Holy See pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia

16-08-2018

Vatican Chapels: a visit to the Holy See pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia

We are today continuing our visit to Vatican Chapels, the Holy See pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of Biennale di Venezia. It is a scattered pavilion, composed of ten chapels and an entrance pavilion, hosted by the Giorgio Cini Foundation in the park of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, in Venice.

The Holy See pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia

15-08-2018

The Holy See pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia

For the first time, the Holy See will take part in the International Architecture Exhibition of Biennale di Venezia, with a special pavilion created on the isle of San Giorgio Maggiore. Ten important architects were invited to design ten chapels inspired by the “Woodland Chapel” by Erik Gunnar Asplund. The Electa catalogue narrates their paths and the outcomes.

Elisa Valero wins the sixth edition of the Swiss Architectural Award

09-08-2018

Elisa Valero wins the sixth edition of the Swiss Architectural Award

Spanish architect Elisa Valero is the first woman to win the Swiss Architectural Award, on the occasion of the sixth edition of the biennial prize sponsored by the Swiss Architectural Foundation. In its previous editions, the prize was won by architects Junya Ishigami, José María Sánchez García, Studio Mumbai, Diébédo Francis Kéré and Solano Benítez.

Mount Herzl Memorial Hall, an aluminium brick building by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

08-06-2018

Mount Herzl Memorial Hall, an aluminium brick building by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

A building dug into Mount Herzl, with a concrete outer dome and an aluminium brick inner dome

Garrigues Maurer: new crematorium for the Hörnli cemetery, Basel

16-05-2018

Garrigues Maurer: new crematorium for the Hörnli cemetery, Basel

The design by Bernhard Maurer and Frederic Garrigues won the competition for the new crematorium at the Hörnli cemetery, Basel. Rigorous geometry sculpted in concrete and with brick decoration fits appropriately into Switzerland’s largest cemetery.

Natura Arquitectura Futura and the House of Prayer

14-05-2018

Natura Arquitectura Futura and the House of Prayer

The architects from Ecuador-based studio Natura Futura Arcquitectura created a “House of Prayer” in Babahoyo, in the Los Ríos Province.

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