Tag Churches & Cemeteries

Wallmakers designs a church with catenary arches in clay bricks

17-09-2021

Wallmakers designs a church with catenary arches in clay bricks

In the Southern region of Kerala, in India, the Wallmakers studio completed the project for an Orthodox church built by using only catenary arches and stabilised clay bricks.

Form4 Architecture unveils design for Intertwined Eternities, a columbarium in Aptos, California

27-07-2021

Form4 Architecture unveils design for Intertwined Eternities, a columbarium in Aptos, California

The Form4 Architecture studio has recently challenged itself with a project characterised by a strong evocative value: Intertwined Eternities, a columbarium designed for the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Aptos, California. A project where architecture and nature "intertwine” to reach a state of perfect balance and where the design gestures of the columbarium are meant to hold the living in a metaphorical embrace. Accommodated by the fluid geometry of the architecture and accompanied by natural light and the surrounding landscape, visitors find solace to soothe the sense of loss of their loved ones.

Farewell to Gottfried Böhm, forerunner of contemporary sacred architecture

17-06-2021

Farewell to Gottfried Böhm, forerunner of contemporary sacred architecture

German architect Gottfried Böhm has passed away on June 9 in Cologne, at the age of 101. Born with art in his veins – his father Dominikus was also a well-known architect – and Pritzker Prize winner in 1986, Gottfried Böhm was a prominent architect of Germany’s postwar reconstruction. Böhm is the author of numerous public and private buildings, as well as of over sixty churches, some of which rank among the most important examples of 20th century sacred architecture. Among these, the best known is certainly the Sanctuary of Mary Queen of Peace built in Neviges, in Germany, and considered the architect’s masterpiece.

Atelier Štěpán: Church of the Blessed Maria Restituta, Brno

04-11-2020

Atelier Štěpán: Church of the Blessed Maria Restituta, Brno

The Church of the Blessed Maria Restituta in Lesná, Brno, is the latest addition to a masterplan begun more than 50 years ago. Standing in the middle of a housing development in Rationalist style, Atelier Štěpán’s project is a civic and religious centre that brings the historic project up to date.

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.

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