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Hattiesburg House of Prayer / Suzane Reatig Architecture

  • 01:00 - 13 November, 2013
Hattiesburg House of Prayer / Suzane Reatig Architecture
© Alan Karchmer
© Alan Karchmer

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    Tadjer Cohen Edelson
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© Alan Karchmer
© Alan Karchmer

From the architect. The House of Prayer is a new church designed and constructed for a small congregation in Hattiesburg, MS.  From the front entry, sanctuary doors open to a light-filled room with polished concrete floors and warm wooden pews.  A large, almost ethereal pendant light hangs above the altar and reflects the bright white walls of the sanctuary.  The ceiling is comprised of steel joists with track lighting. Large storefront windows sit high above the floor allowing light into the space while still making the room feel private. Crepe myrtle trees can be seen out the rear window. 

© Alan Karchmer
© Alan Karchmer

Across the interior entry from the Sanctuary is the entrance to the Fellowship Hall. A dining space with floor to ceiling windows and bar-like pendant lights allows visitors to sit and eat in an open bright area.

© Alan Karchmer
© Alan Karchmer

The exterior of the church is finished in a light gray stone with a perforated metal screen against the wall of the sanctuary. This allows daylight in without it being too hot or blinding to the worshippers inside. At night, blue LED lights illuminate the façade, making the House of Prayer a true beacon in this rural community.

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Floor Plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Hattiesburg House of Prayer / Suzane Reatig Architecture" 13 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/447558/hattiesburg-house-of-prayer-suzane-reatig-architecture/>
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