A chapel, a church, a mosque, a center for jewish life and and a classic from Le Corbusier. What else would you want for our 8th selection of previously featured religious architecture? Check them all after the break.
De la Piedra Chapel / Nomena Arquitectos + Ximena Alvarez The de la Piedra Chapel is located at the margin of the Lurín river and beside the Lomas de Castilla hill, in the district of Cieneguilla, east of the city of Lima. The area is characterized for a natural context of desert vegetation, in contact with the foothills of the Andes mountain chain (read more…)
Chandgaon Mosque / Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury This mosque on the suburban periphery of the port of Chittagong in Bangladesh seeks to fulfil the traditional role of a mosque as both a place of spirituality and as a gathering place for the community. The architect began by identifying the essential elements of a mosque to create a new form and articulation for a typology that goes back for a millennium and a half. The result is this monolithic and spare mosque, pared down to two identical cuboid structures (read more…)
Waukegan Church / STL The Iglesia des Nuestra Senora des Guadalupe project is composed of a 5,000 square foot addition to an existing church and site renovations. On the inside, the addition’s layout provides a new entryway, narthex, and sanctuary for the congregation. On the outside, the site plan strategy and exterior building form provide a visual anchor for the site and reformulate the arrival sequence with a new centralized entryway that serves as a hinge between the liturgical and social program spaces inside the complex (read more…)
Texas Hillel: The Topfer Center for Jewish Life / Alter Studio Texas Hillel is a private organization that provides a forum for high-holiday and weekly Sabbath services for the three main movements within Judaism. However, over and above its identity as a place of worship, Texas Hillel strives to be a community center for the 4,000+ Jewish students at The University of Texas at Austin (representing one of the largest Jewish student populations of any American university) (read more…)
AD Classics: Ronchamp / Le Corbusier In the commune of Ronchamp, slightly south of east of Paris, sits one of Le Corbusier’s most unusual projects of his career, Notre Dame du Ronchamp, or more commonly referred to as Ronchamp. In 1950, Le Corbusier was commissioned to design a new Catholic church to replace the previous church that had been destroyed during World War II (read more…)