Tag Churches & Cemeteries

Belarusian Memorial Chapel by Spheron Architects

10-09-2020

Belarusian Memorial Chapel by Spheron Architects

The first wooden house of worship built after the great fire in London in 1666 is a small chapel designed by Spheron Architects for the Belarusian community in North London to commemorate the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. This intimate, inviting architecture is a thoughtful blend of traditional and contemporary design.

Piercy & Company Drayton Green Church London

27-08-2020

Piercy & Company Drayton Green Church London

London design studio Piercy & Company has forged a solid reputation for their sensitive, contextual approach to significant, listed historic buildings and their surroundings. With the project for the new church for Drayton Green in West London, for the first time, the architects worked on the construction of a civic building which is a reference point for the growing community.

EAA Emre Arolat Architecture Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul, the essence of a place of worship

30-01-2020

EAA Emre Arolat Architecture Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul, the essence of a place of worship

Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, built by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture and selected for the "RIBA Award for International Excellence" in 2018, offers a contemporary vision of the place of worship, radically altering the established traditions of the construction of the place symbolising Islam.

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden by Eskew Dumez Ripple

22-04-2019

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden by Eskew Dumez Ripple

The architecture firm Eskew Dumez Ripple has designed a new chapel on the St Pius campus for the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Ignazio Gardella, rationalist gems in Alessandria

11-04-2019

Ignazio Gardella, rationalist gems in Alessandria

During one of the open days organised by FAI – the National Trust for Italy – when the general public can visit architectural monuments that are normally off-limits, the church of the former tuberculosis sanatorium in Alessandria very first building designed by Ignazio Gardella, one of Italy's great 20th century architects Ignazio Gardella was one of Italy's most important and influential architects and designers in the 1900s but very few people are familiar with his first work - the church of the “Sanatorio Antitubercolare Vittorio Emanuele III”, the old tuberculosis sanatorium, now the “Centro Riabilitativo Polifunzionale Teresio Borsalino”, a multipurpose rehabilitation centre in the city of Alessandria, Piedmont.

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.

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