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Crypt of Otranto’s Cathedral in Otranto, Italy by FèRiMa

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Article source: FèRiMa 

The crypt is the most obvious plot between east and west of the Mediterraneus, and enhances the union of the peoples of this sea. Intent in its construction were involved arabian, apulian-lombard stonemasons. The restoration project involved the interior of the crypt as a whole, from the columns to the capitals, to the creation of a new paving stone of Trani above crawl space, the recovery of the existing window frames and doorways, the system micro LED lighting.

Image Courtesy © FèRiMa

Image Courtesy © FèRiMa

  • Architects: FèRiMa
  • Project: Crypt of Otranto’s Cathedral
  • Location: Otranto, Italy
  • Software used: Autodesk,  Autocad 


The flow and rememberance: Drinking fountain and the bench in Tišina, Slovenia by Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. & Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Article source: Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. & Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.

In a small village Tišina in the north east of Slovenia we designed an area of remembrance in the park by the local church. Instead of putting up two classical bronze heads in the memory of two local priests we managed to persuade the local community to build a small landscape feature in the park, around the existing trees Tilia cordata. This was the spot where one of the priests used to rest. Although the materiality of the concrete bench fixes this site yet the lavitating character shows some sort of immateriality.

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. & Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.
  • Project: The flow and rememberance: Drinking fountain and the bench
  • Location: Tišina, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Construction: 2013
  • Type of project: Landscape feature. Seating area with bench and drinking fountain
  • Design firm: Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. and Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.


Rehabilitation of the Madrid History Museum in Madrid, Spain by Frade Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Article source: Frade Arquitectos

The Real Hospicio del Ave María y Santo Rey Don Fernando was founded in 1673 by the Queen Mariana de Austria.

Between 1673 and 1703, architects including José del Arroyo, Felipe Sánchez, Teodoro Ardemans, Fillippo Pallota and Francisco de Sevilla constructed the first phase of the church and part of the principal building.

Image Courtesy ©  Manuel Pérez Cazorla

Image Courtesy © Manuel Pérez Cazorla

  • Architects: Frade Arquitectos
  • Project: Rehabilitation of the Madrid History Museum
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography:  Manuel Pérez Cazorla
  • PROPERTY: Madrid City Council
  • OPENING: 2010
  • CURRENT USABLE AREA:  6282,77 m2
  • ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT: Frade Arquitectos S.L.
  • CONSTRUCTION COMPANY: Ortiz  Construcciones y Proyectos
  • REMODELING: Frade Arquitectos SL


HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH in La Laguna, Spain by Fernando Menis Architects

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Article source: Fernando Menis Architects

This project built in La Laguna (Tenerife), was thought to be a space that incites reflection, a meditation space, a intrinsic place, mystic, a MEETING POINT BETWEEN DIFFERENT CULTURES. A place where a person of any race, character or belief, can go to find himself in the temple, or join with other people in the cultural center.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Menis Architects

Image Courtesy © Fernando Menis Architects

  • Architects: Fernando Menis Architects
  • Location: La Laguna, Spain
  • Program: Church and Parish Centre.
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete.
  • Materials: Local stone, reinforced concrete, gold leaf.
  • State: Constructed Parish Center (2005-2008); Iglesia (2005 – …) process.
  • Sponsor: Holy Redeemer Parish.


RW Concrete Church in Byeollae, South Korea by NAMELESS Architecture

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: NAMELESS Architecture

RW Concrete Church is located in Byeollae, a newly developed districtnear northeast Seoul, Korea. It evokes a feeling, not of a city already completed, but a building on a new landscape somewhere between nature and artificiality, or between creation and extinction. The church, which will be a part of the new urban fabric, is concretized through a flow of consecutive spaces based on simple shape, single physical properties and programs.

Image Courtesy © Rohspace

  • Architects: NAMELESS Architecture
  • Project: RW Concrete Church
  • Location: Byeollae, South Korea
  • Photography: Rohspace, NAMELESS
  • Architects In Charge: Unchung Na, SoraeYoo
  • Area: 3,095.5 sqm, 33,319.7sqft
  • Collaborating Architect: Jplus (Jungtaek Lim, Hwataek Jung)
  • Structural consultant: Mido Structural Consultants
  • Mechanical consultant: One Engineering
  • Client: RockWon Church
  • Design: 2011-2012
  • Completion: 2013

100 Walls Church in Cebu, Philippines by CAZA

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: CAZA

What should a sacred space look like today? How should it work? Is there such a thing as a contemporary idea of the sacred?

In spite of a glut of typological clues we choose an anti-form. We did not want legibility. We sought to reinforce the experience of the search. Religions are defined by their mysteries and the stories of individuals who break through.

Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: 100 Walls Church
  • Location: Cebu, Philippines
  • Completed: January 2013
  • Area: 8,924 sq.m.

Mission Church in Floda, Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

What if we rethink church? What if it wasn’t just a place we go, but something we do? What if church wasn’t just a place to go on Sunday, but helped you have a place to go on Monday?

The Floda Mission Church is an open place where people are welcome to seek help, knowledge, education, entertainment, or simply meet. It sits on a wooden deck offering places for various activities. By working with the duality of the physical space, which can be used by everybody, and the “space” above that exists between the Divine and humanity, the church keeps its sacral ambience although it is by principle a cultural space.

Image Courtesy © Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
  • Project: Floda Mission Church
  • Location: Floda, Sweden
  • Status: Idea
  • Client: Floda Mission
  • Sustainable: meeting place, shared activities, solar panels, greenhouse
  • Programme: Open church
  • Team: Johan Brandström, Fredrik Kjellgren, Jakub Jílek, Izabela Pavel

Zhuting Church in Zhuzhou, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

Located next to a mountain path, this rural church responds to its narrow site with a zigzag spatial sequence that generates the much needed transitional space from the profane to the sacred. Inside, a unique sacred space is created through pairing the chapel with an outdoor space which contains the altar.

Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture, The “gate” leading toward the exterior altar

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Zhuting Church
  • Location: Zhuzhou, China
  • Project Period: 1999-2002
  • Site Area: 500 square meters
  • Floor Area: 380 square meters
  • Client: Zhuting Church
  • Consultants: Zhuzhou County Architectural Design Institute, Hunan Province

Hattiesburg House of Prayer in Mississippi by Suzane Reatig Architecture

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Article source: Suzane Reatig Architecture

The House of Prayer is a new church designed and constructed for a small congregation in Hattiesburg, MS. From the front entry, sanctuary doors open to a light-filled room with polished concrete floors and warm wooden pews. A large, almost ethereal pendant light hangs above the altar and reflects the bright white walls of the sanctuary. The ceiling is comprised of steel joists with track lighting. Large storefront windows sit high above the floor allowing light into the space while still making the room feel private. Crepe myrtle trees can be seen out the rear window.

Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer

  • Architects: Suzane Reatig Architecture
  • Project: Hattiesburg House of Prayer
  • Location: Mississippi, U.S.A
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer


Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group 

WSDG Acoustic Expertise Aids Comprehensive Restoration Effort

SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND:  Begun in 1762, and completed in 1773, the St. Ursen Cathedral has long-served as the focal point for both worship and tourism in Switzerland’s most significant baroque town. In early January 2011, a mentally disturbed person set a fire which wreaked massive damage throughout the Cathedral’s 2000 + sq. ft. congregation hall.  When the smoke cleared, the entire white/gray lime rock interior, which had shone like marble for centuries, was encrusted with a foul grayish residue.  The Cathedral was closed to the public and a plan for restoration developed.

St. Ursen Cathedral Exterior during restoration Photo credit: WSDG

  • Architects: Flury und Rudolf Architekten AG
  • Photography: WSDG, Guido Schenker, Flury und Rudolf Architekten AG
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