the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. News
  3. A Rendered Recreation of Marcel Breuer's St. John's Abbey Church

A Rendered Recreation of Marcel Breuer's St. John's Abbey Church

A Rendered Recreation of Marcel Breuer's St. John's Abbey Church

A Belarus-based rendering studio, iddqd, have faithfully recreated Marcel Breuer's St. John's Abbey Church in a series of highly detailed images representing both the building's interior spaces and iconic external volume. The first in a long-term project called 'Unforgotten Heritage', this collection of drawings are complemented by a movie which shines a spotlight on a building which, according to the artists, "might otherwise be forgotten."

A Rendered Recreation of Marcel Breuer's St. John's Abbey Church, © iddqd studio
© iddqd studio

Commissioned by Abbot Baldwin Dworschak in 1950, the brief called upon twelve architects to consider designs for "a church which [would] be truly an architectural monument to the service of God." Marcel Breuer was commissioned in 1958 and the church was completed in 1961. According to the studio, a great deal of time was spent in cataloguing and visualising the innumerable details behind the building. The north-facing stained glass window façade—"one of the largest in the world"—is perhaps one of the most complex aspects of iddqd's film.

© iddqd studio
© iddqd studio
© iddqd studio
© iddqd studio
© iddqd studio
© iddqd studio

View the complete gallery

About this author
James Taylor-Foster
Author
Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "A Rendered Recreation of Marcel Breuer's St. John's Abbey Church" 14 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/778724/a-rendered-recreation-of-marcel-breuers-st-johns-abbey-church/> ISSN 0719-8884