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Religious Architecture

7.8

Norwich Cathedral Refectory and Hostry / Hopkins Architects

Designed by Hopkins Architects, The new building is placed on the site of the medieval Hostry and uses the archaeological remains of the former structure to create a new Visitors’ building for the Cathedral. It provides exhibition and education spaces and a new Song School for the Cathedral Choir. A large community room offers conference facilities for external groups and brings together those who live and work in The Cathedral Close...
7.5

The Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs / E. Fay Jones

The Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark., The small but soaring glass and cross-braced pine chapel, designed by the late E. Fay Jones, the 1990 AIA Gold Medalist, nestles into an eight-acre woodland setting on a sloping hillside in the Ozark Mountains. It stands 48 feet with 24-foot-wide by 60-foot-long dimensions for a total of 1,440 square feet. Its 425 windows, made of 6,000 square feet of glass, filter woodland light across its upward diamond-shaped pine trusses to form ever-changing patterns of light and shadow throughout the day and night...
6.6

Santa Ana Chapel / e|348 arquitectura

Designed by Póvoa de Varzim based practice Portuguese firm e|348 Arquitectura the chapel in Sousanil, Portugal is a physical testament honoring Santa Ana. Located on a triangular plot of land, the small chapel grows from the site like a piece of sculpture. The modern yet spiritual interior features oak wooden flooring and details, with white washed walls and reinforced fair faced concrete projections...
7.8

Sunset Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura

Sunset Chapel designed by BNKR Arquitectura is a beautiful 120 sqm project. It is located in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. The architects had a special job this time, they had to design a wedding chapel where many couples will celebrate their first day of married couple...
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Convent de Sant Francesc / David Closes arquitecto

The intervention in the church of the convent of Sant Francesc aimed to convert the building into a cultural facility. The two phases implemented have allowed the building put to use as an auditorium and multipurpose cultural space. It is expected that in the future, a third stage of use of historical archive to the upper floors of the chapels on the south side of the church...
6.9

Holy Redeemer Church / Menis Arquitectos

Holy Redeemer Church Design by Fernando Menis - Menis Arquitectos. The building consists of four volumes, visually separated by rifts in the walls that align into cross on the front nave. Apart from the obvious symbolic function they allow the daylight into the interior which strengthens the calm meditative atmosphere...
7.1

Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church / Marlon Blackwell Architect

Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church is the result of a transformation of an existing metal shop building into a sanctuary and fellowship hall in anticipation of a larger adjacent sanctuary on the same site. The simple original structure is enveloped by a new skin, obscuring and refining the original gabled form. Although a small structure, its bold form makes it visible and recognizable from the interstate (I-540) which passes nearby...
7.2

Mennonite Church / FARO Architecten

FARO Architecten created a simple volume with some contemporary updates, incorporating several sustainable strategies to appeal to modern sensibilities. Design a church according to the traditional Mennonite principles: a sustainable building, with the user in mind and a space for gathering and meeting...