In a week where millions will celebrate Passover and Easter, we think it would be good to remember some great religious architecture we’ve been featuring in the past. After the break, our third selection of religious architecture.
Farewell Chapel / OFIS Arhitekti A farewell chapel is located in a village close to Ljubljana. The site plot is next to the existing cemetery. The chapel is cut into the rising landscape. The shape is following the lines of the landscape trajectories around the graveyard. Three curved walls are embracing and dividing the programs. External curve is dividing the surrounding hill from chapel plateau and also reinstates main supporting wall (read more…)
Parish Church of Santa Monica / Vicens & Ramos Following the guidance of the Diocesan Council of Temples and the program of requirements provided by the same and later adjusted to the needs of the Parish of Santa Monica, the building design integrates in one building all the spaces that correspond to Church, Parish offices and priest housing (read more…)
Beth Sholom / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects The site is at the intersection of Park Presidio and Clement Street. An early plan established a pair of religious structures as gateposts along this boulevard. One is the strong presence of the neo-classical Christian Science Church. The other is congregation Beth Sholom. A plinth is established. This contains the daily chapel, meditation space, library, offices and meeting rooms (read more…)
Holy Rosary Church Complex / Trahan Architects The design of the Holy Rosary Complex-comprised of an oratory, administrative building, and religious education building-for a rural Catholic Parish in South Louisiana, is an honest exploration of form, function, light and materials that results in an engaging and profound study in sacred space. Neither opulent nor austere, Holy Rosary Chapel presents a thoughtful meditation on sacred spaces and the spatial embodiment of spiritual experience (read more…)
La Estancia Chapel / Bunker Arquitectura La Estancia Wedding Gardens are located in the town of Cuernavaca, an hour drive south of Mexico City. The gardens were conceived in a traditional mexican baroque colonial style but a chapel was never included in the program, so all previous weddings took place under a light canvas canopy roof (read more…)