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Shonan Christ Church in Kanagawa, Japan by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Article source: Takeshi Hosaka Architects

A protestant church stands at a rich green residential area which is 10-minutes away from Shonan beach on foot. The chapel of the 50-year old church became too small and it was therefore decided that a new church would be constructed on a different site. Church authorities said that the passages of the Bible are read and heard in service. Therefore, “We wish to have a chapel appropriate to give praise to the Lord.

Image Courtesy © KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

Image Courtesy © KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

  • Architects: Takeshi Hosaka Architects
  • Project: Shonan Christ Church
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.
  • Structural engineers: Hitoshi yonamine / ove arup & partners japan ltd
  • Acouctics: Ayako hakozaki / nagata acouctics
  • Client: Shonan christ church
  • Site: 416.50 m2
  • Building area: 175.96 m2
  • Floor area ratio: 175.96 m2 (more…)

Don Bosco Church in Maribor, Slovenia by Dans arhitekti

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: Dans arhitekti

The Don Bosco Church is part of a new parish centre, located in a residential quarter of Maribor, under the Pohorje Massif. The site boasts a view towards the Pekrska Gorca Mountain.

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: Dans arhitekti
  • Project: Don Bosco Church
  • Location: Engelsova ulica 66, Maribor, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Client: The Salesians in Slovenia
  • Competition: 2007
  • Project: 2011
  • Built: 2015

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LIVING STONES in Cinisi PA, Italy by Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architects 

The new church of Cinisi will be an unforgettable and extraordinary physical icon, a translation of the feeling of its origins: a large family of wiry stems, like a cloud of souls, a crowd of people huddled together, lives on site thickening around an ideally aggregating center. The progressive thickening of the elements culminates into a dense and compact architectural core, the proper body of the church, in which the stems seem about to dive or from which, depending on interpretation, seem to have been carved out.

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

  • Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects 
  • Project: LIVING STONES
  • Location: Cinisi PA, Italy
  • Design Team: Alice Marzola
  • Collaborators: Lucrezia Alemanno, Andrea Andreotti, Nicola Cataldo, Alessio Orlando
  • Client: CEI-Conferenza Episcopale Italiana, Arcidiocesi di Monreale
  • Area: 8755.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015

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The expansion of the Cathedral of Créteil in France by Architecture-Studio

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Article source: Architecture-Studio

In 2009, on the initiative of Bishop Santier, the diocesan association of Créteil, supported by the Chantiers du Cardinal, opted for an ambitious project to expand the cathedral of Notre- Dame de Créteil. Conceived by Charles-Gustave Stoskopf, holder of the Prix de Rome, this architecture is typical of the 1970s when “the theology of blending-in” prevailed at the time. It is part of the contemporary heritage of the City of Créteil.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Architecture-Studio
  • Project: The expansion of the Cathedral of Créteil
  • Location: Créteil , France
  • Photography: Yves Mernier, Luc Boegly, Devisubox, Udo Zembok, T/E/S/S
  • DIMENSIONS:
    • Surface of the deployment 1 400 sqm
    • Height of the cathedral 22,40 m
    • Height of the bell tower-signal 44,50 m
    • Beam south shell in the axis 19,57 m for 63 bows
    • Beam north shell in the axis 19,95 m for 64 bows
    • Section of stuck-laminated bows 160 x 750 mm
    • Axis between the bows 560 mm
    • Surface of the shells 1 600 m2
    • Laminated wood stuck bows in spruce 350 m3
    • Metallic frame 40 tons
    • Wooden strips of douglas linear 25 000 metres 13
  • Total cost: 9 million euros before tax
  • Cost of work: 5,75 million euros before tax
  • Competition: 2009
  • Completion: 2015

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Morovian Church in The Netherlands by 70F Architecture

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Article source: 70F Architecture

Church building for the Moravian Church Amsterdam South East

Wi Eegi Kerki (Surinamese for Our Own Church) is a beacon of light in this part of Amsterdam (Bijlmer), the poorest part in town. The yellow-white church emits light permanently. Inside however, the exact opposite happens. The sunlight – or if you prefer, the moonlight – enters the church through a huge hidden skylight. The reaction of one of the visitors: “It feels like a higher power watches over you.”

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: 70F Architecture
  • Project: Morovian Church
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer

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The New Parsonage, Parish Church of the Celestial Queen in Budapest, Hungary by 4 plusz Építész Stúdió Kft

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Article source: 4 plusz Építész Stúdió Kft

The Parish Church of Celestial Queen got its new place in an eclectic building at the Szent István square in Budapest. As a result of an agreement between the local government and the religious community, the Catholic parsonage has moved into the building formerly housing the Erkel Ferenc Music School.

Image Courtesy © Tamás ALBERTSZKI

Image Courtesy © Tamás ALBERTSZKI

  • Architects: 4 plusz Építész Stúdió Kft
  • Project: The New Parsonage, Parish Church of the Celestial Queen
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás ALBERTSZKI
  • Leading architect: Zoltán BERZSÁK
  • Design team: Katalin KONYHA, Andrea STANISZEWSKI, Noemi SZIKSZAI
  • Engineering: Kristály Klíma Plusz Kft.
  • Structure: Terraplan 97 Kft.
  • Landscape Architect: Open Air Design Kft.
  • Electrical consultant: Studio NG Bt.
  • Area: 554 sqm
  • Project year: 2015

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THE ASSINIE‐MAFIA CHURCH in Côte d’Ivoire by Koffi & Diabaté Architectes

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Article source: Koffi & Diabaté Architectes

Here, our goal was to go beyond the traditional and to create a building in conformity with religious norms, all the while being modern, imposing and reflective of the spirit of the city. A building structure with character, both simple and intricate in its design details, with an emphasis put on natural ventilation. The project was built as a part of our community projects initiatives (donating the architecture) with the help of local residents.

Image Courtesy © Franois-Xavier Gbr

Image Courtesy © Franois-Xavier Gbr

  • Architects: Koffi & Diabaté Architectes
  • Project: THE ASSINIE‐MAFIA CHURCH
  • Location: Assinie‐Mafia, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 
  • Photography: François‐Xavier Gbré
  • Area: 607 m2
  • Year: 2008

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Roof over the Walls of the Old Baños Church in Ecuador by BROWNMENESES

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Article source: BROWNMENESES

BACKGROUND

In response to the need to recover Ecuador’s sites listed as cultural heritage, our professional services were hired by the Coordinating Ministry for Heritage and Culture in order to create an architectural design for a roof for the old church of the city of Baños. These sites constitute a key factor for local and regional development, as well as for that of the country in general.

The old church in Baños is located next to the current Municipality and dates from 1788. It was renovated after the earthquake of 1797, but it was finally reduced to ruins by another earthquake in 1949.

Image Courtesy © BROWNMENESES

Image Courtesy © BROWNMENESES

  • Architects: BROWNMENESES
  • Project: Roof over the Walls of the Old Baños Church
  • Location: Baños, Ecuador

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Catholic Church in Siauliai, Lithuania by pogo partners

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Article source: Bernardas Bagdanavicius & Vilmantas Bavarskis

This project was a competition entry for concept design of Catholic Church in Siauliai, Lithuania.
Located in the surroundings of Post Soviet era urban environment, proposed architectural design claims to deliver vision of enlightenment, light and purification. Floating ceiling and punched hole windows celebrates light and unity.

Image Courtesy © pogo partners

Image Courtesy © pogo partners

  • Architects: pogo partners (Bernardas Bagdanavicius & Vilmantas Bavarskis)
  • Project: Catholic Church
  • Location: Siauliai, Lithuania
  • Area: 3,000m2
  • Status: concept

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Autobahn Church in Siegerland, Wilnsdorf by schneider+schumacher

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Article source: schneider+schumacher

In March 2009 schneider+schumacher won a competition run by the Förderverein Autobahnkirche Siegerland e.V, which was founded for the specific purpose of establishing an Autobahn church.

The initiative for this project came from Hanneliese and Hartmut Hering, after having visited an Autobahn church in south Germany. Just one glance at the map revealed that a place like this was lacking in the entire Siegerland area, and consequently also along the very busy A 45.

Image Courtesy © schneider+schumacher

Image Courtesy © schneider+schumacher

  • Architects: schneider+schumacher
  • Project: Autobahn Church
  • Location: Siegerland, Wilnsdorf
  • Software used: Microstation and Rhino/Grasshopper
  • Client: Autobahnkirche Siegerland e.V., Herr Hartmut Hering, Frau Ute Pohl
  • Site: approx. 500m²
  • Gross floor area: approx. 240m²
  • Net floor area: approx. 240m²
  • Gross volume: approx. 2.050m³
  • Dimensions: Chapel, approx. 14,00 x 14,00m plus access bridge

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