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Faith & Form's 2017 Religious Architecture Awards Recognizes the Best in Religious Architecture and Art

09:30 - 23 December, 2017
Faith & Form's 2017 Religious Architecture Awards Recognizes the Best in Religious Architecture and Art, © Ieva Saudargaite
© Ieva Saudargaite

How does contemporary religious architecture adapt to the needs of the modern world? Each year, Faith & Form magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) award acknowledges the best in religious art and architecture. This year’s winners included 27 projects spanning in religious denomination, size, and location. Beyonds this, the award recognizes three common trends present in religious architecture today: re-adaptation of existing facilities, community-based sacred spaces, and simplicity in design. Read on to see all 27 winners.

© Bill Timmerman © Travis Price © Michael Robinson Courtesy of Moto Designshop + 29

21c Museum Hotel Nashville / Deborah Berke Partners

15:00 - 6 November, 2017
21c Museum Hotel Nashville / Deborah Berke Partners, © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nashville, TN, United States
  • Lead Architects / Designers

    Deborah Berke, Terrence Schroeder, Stephen Brockman, Gabriel Ce, Duncan White, Gunnar Burke, Virginia Gray, Erin McCormick, Emily Martin
  • Lighting Design

    Illumination Works
  • Area

    120000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

08:00 - 3 September, 2017
Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture, Photographs: Lorena Darquea Schettini - Rubén Rivera Peede - Chris Cooper - Bartosz Kolonko - Pablo Errázuriz - Pablo Sarabia. Image
Photographs: Lorena Darquea Schettini - Rubén Rivera Peede - Chris Cooper - Bartosz Kolonko - Pablo Errázuriz - Pablo Sarabia. Image

Shipping container architecture has developed its own niche in both design and representation. Colorful or grungy? Economical or gentrified? Either way, you look at it, designing with shipping containers is a serious exercise in modular planning. The physical constraints of the object make designing projects with containers a complex task, which demands specific studies in spatial organization.

The responses using this element in architecture are great and diverse, so we have selected a number of different project plans, both helpful and inspirational, that rise to the shipping container-challenge of design.

Check out selection of 10 architectural project plans using shipping containers below:

Biotrial North American Headquarters / Francis Cauffman

15:00 - 9 December, 2016
Biotrial North American Headquarters / Francis Cauffman, © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper            © Chris Cooper            © Chris Cooper            © Chris Cooper            + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Newark, NJ, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    James Crispino, Matthew Leonard, Kasia Zielonka, Shawn Marren
  • Area

    70000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015

Faith & Form's 2016 Religious Architecture Awards Recognize 28 Projects from Around the Globe

09:30 - 6 December, 2016
Faith & Form's 2016 Religious Architecture Awards Recognize 28 Projects from Around the Globe

Each year, Faith & Form magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) reward the best religious architecture, design and art for religious spaces. In their 2016 awards, the jury recognized 28 projects across 10 categories, with almost half of the winners designed for sites outside of North America. Aside from this diversity of location, another trend in the awards was a tendency toward material honesty and simplicity. "Several jurors were impressed with how designers used an economy of means with simple, elegant materials to meet the needs of congregations," said Michael J Crosbie, editor-in-chief of Faith & Form, adding that "a reverence for natural materials was seen in many submissions, and in winning projects." Read on to see all 28 winners.

© Nathan Kirkman © Peter Moloney © Lucas Boyd and Chad Greenlee © Sadao Hotta + 29

AIA Names 6 US Libraries as 2015's Best

19:00 - 2 April, 2015
AIA Names 6 US Libraries as 2015's Best, Cedar Rapids Public Library / OPN Architects. Image © Main Street Studio
Cedar Rapids Public Library / OPN Architects. Image © Main Street Studio

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has revealed six libraries they believe to be the year's best. In collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA), the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards are intended to promote and honor exceptional designs in library architecture. Taking into account the evolving role of the library, these six award recipients are believed to have elevated the institution to one of congregation and community-specific programs.

See the winning designs after the break.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center / Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects. Image © Timothy Hursley Vancouver Community Library / The Miller Hull Partnership. Image © Benjamin Benschneider Slover Library / Newman Architects with Tymoff + Moss Architects. Image © Newman Architects Mission Branch Library / Muñoz and Company. Image © Chris Cooper + 12

Student Activity Center / Overland Partners + WTW Architects

14:00 - 26 March, 2015
Student Activity Center / Overland Partners + WTW Architects, © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

© Fernando Ortega © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 26

1221 Broadway / Lake|Flato Architects

01:00 - 20 February, 2013
1221 Broadway / Lake|Flato Architects, © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 12

United States Federal Courthouse / H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

00:00 - 19 March, 2012
United States Federal Courthouse / H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 11

CAMPstreet / CHRISpark / Poteet Architects

00:00 - 1 May, 2011
CAMPstreet / CHRISpark / Poteet Architects, © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Architect

    Poteet Architects
  • Project Team

    Jim Poteet, Brett Freeman
  • Structural Engineers

    Beicker Engineering
  • Mep Engineer

    HMG
  • Lighting

    Lighting Consultants
  • Artist

    Teresita Fernandez
  • Collaborator

    Linda Pace
  • Contractor

    Metropolitan Contracting
  • Area

    88000.0 m2
  • Photographs

Linda Pace Foundation Offices / Poteet Architects

00:00 - 27 April, 2011
Linda Pace Foundation Offices / Poteet Architects, © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Architect

    Poteet Architects
  • Project Team

    Jim Poteet, Brett Freeman, Isadora Sintes, Shane Valentine
  • Contractor

    Rubiola Construction
  • Area

    2500.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Collector’s Loft / Poteet Architects

00:00 - 24 April, 2011
Collector’s Loft / Poteet Architects, © Colleen Duffley
© Colleen Duffley

© Colleen Duffley © Colleen Duffley © Chris Cooper © Colleen Duffley + 20

Container Guest House / Poteet Architects

00:00 - 14 April, 2011
Container Guest House / Poteet Architects, © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Antonio, United States
  • Architect

    Poteet Architects
  • Project Team

    Jim Poteet, Brett Freeman, Isadora Sintes, Shane Valentine
  • Contractor

    Poteet Architects
  • Area

    320.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs