AD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part VII

© Jussi Tianen

Two churches, two chapels, and one temple. Check our seventh selection of previously featured religious architecture after the break.

Kuokkala Church / Lassila Hirvilammi
The wish of the Parish of Jyväskylä was to build “a church that looks like a church”. Our proposal was a simple, sculptural form within which all of the church’s different functions could be contained. The design is “of our time”, yet permeated with nods to and re-interpretations of church-building tradition (read more…)

© Harrison Photographic

Saint Bartholomew’s Chapel / Kevin deFreitas Architects
Located in the picturesque back country of northern San Diego County, Saint Bartholomew’s Chapel sits at the base of Mt. Palomar alongside the San Luis Rey River. Originally constructed to serve the Rincon Band of Mission Indians, this satellite chapel is 22 miles East of the Mission San Luis Rey-one of the original 21 California missions founded in 1798 by Padre Junipero Serra (read more…)

© Ricardo Amado

Igreja do Convento de São Domingos / José Fernando Gonçalves & João Paulo Providência
Brazilian architect and photographer Ricardo Amado shared with us some photographs of this church in Lisbon, designed by José Fernando Gonçalves & João Paulo Providencia and built back in 2005 (read more…)

© Teresa Cos

Family Chapel / EXiT architetti associati
Instead of a project description, EXiT shared with us some extracts from the conversation with the client, so we can understand the design development of the chapel. FP and MP: “We called you to have our family chapel built” (read more…)

© Edmund Sumner

Shiv Temple / Sameep Padora & Associates
Designed in dialogue with the priest and the people from surrounding villages the temple design is a collaborative effort. Built through ‘Shramdaan’ (self build) by the villagers, this temple was constructed on a shoestring budget, using a local stone as a primary building block because of its availability from a quarry within 200 meters from the temple site (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part VII" 21 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>