Archive for the ‘Church’ Category
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Article source: David Closes Arquitecte
The Sant Francesc convent, located in the small Catalan town of Santpedor, was built in the early 18th century by Franciscan priests. In 1835 the convent was sacked. Thereafter began the process of progressive deterioration of the building that ended with its demolition in 2000. Only the church remained standing, but in a completely ruinous state.
Image Courtesy Jordi Surroca
- Architects: David Closes Arquitecte
- Project: Church of Sant Francesc Convent
- Location: Santpedor, (Catalonia), Spain
- Area: 950 m2
- Client: Santpedor City Council
- Author: David Closes (architect)
- Collaborators: Dídac Dalmau (construction engineer), BOMA (structures consultants), Toni Vila (industrial engineer), Jordi Surroca (photographer)
- Date of project: 2005 (1st phase), 2010 (2nd phase)
- Execution: 2006-2008 (1st phase), 2010-2011 (2nd phase)
- Builder: Construccions F. Vidal / GrupSoler
- Cost: 1.601.553 euros (vat included)
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Article source: Patkau Architects
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church is a Roman Catholic Church that seats 700 people in its main space and 100 people in its chapel. The main space and chapel can be joined together to form a single larger space for special events. The site is in Port Coquitlam, a suburban city thirty kilometers east of Vancouver. The new church shares its site with an existing church (which will be converted to a parish hall) and a school.
OLA Centre Nave
- Architect: Patkau Architects
- Name of Project: Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church
- Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Article source: Francesco Fiotti
Our proposal for the New Church of Våler is placed in the southern part of the project area in continuity with the ancient church, attempting to recover not only the orientation of it, but also the memory. The proposed design refers at the boat: the boat as a symbol of Christianity that welcomes and protects within it the faithful; the Drakkar as tribute at the exploratory tradition of the Norwegian people.
View from the woods (Images Courtesy Sergio Capasso)
- Architect: Francesco Fiotti
- Name of Project: New Church of Våler Proposal
- Location: Våler, Norway
- Team: Carmela Scala (architect), Sergio Capasso (rendering), Enzo Junior Dessì (structural engineer), Fabio Locascio (structural engineer)
- Net floor area: 730 mq
- Type of project: Competition
- Year: 2011
- Image credits: Sergio Capasso, Carmela Scala and Francesco Fiotti
- Software used: 3DS Max
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Article source: Vicens + Ramos
The parish center is located on a corner plot in a residential area between Historiador Dozy and Francisco Azorín streets. The extended side is situated in front of a green zone and the lateral side faces residential buildings. The rest of the surroundings are still undeveloped. To the north and west of the plot the structure is set back four meters off the boundaries. On the north side, the entire surface which coincides with the length of the structure is occupied by an English style garden at the height of the basement, to allow light and ventilation and give a courtyard that can be accessible by the public.
Parish Church Of Solace
- Architects: Vicens + Ramos
- Project: Parish Church Of Solace
- Location: Cordoba, Spain
- Project Date: 2006-2011
- Author: Ignacio Vicens and Hualde, José Antonio Ramos Abengózar.
- Contributors: Fernando Gil, Pablo Gutierrez, Joaquin Esperon, Desirée González, Romina Barbieri, Raul Rodriguez, Tibor Martin, Patricia Elena, Javier Margarit.
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Article source: Lightemotion
One of Montreal’s leading architectural lighting designer creates a new landmark for the city’s Quartier des Spectacles Church of St. John the Evangelist is an important part of life in Montreal for a tripartite of reasons and Lightemotion has exemplified this with a stunning design for the external illumination of the building that changes with the different uses of the church. Francois Roupinian, founder of Lightemotion, explains: “The church is used as a place of religious worship, a mission and also a venue for concerts and so we felt we should reflect and respect the three different roles within the lighting design. It also sits at the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles and so we wanted to bring attention to this historic building, located amidst the city’s wealth of cultural offerings.”
Church Of St. John The Evangelist
- Architects: Lightemotion
- Project: Church Of St. John The Evangelist
Friday, April 6th, 2012
Article source: Diederendirrix
In this design, church and cloister become one compact entity. The flowing line from the somewhat closed facade together with the prominent bell tower draws the visitor to the entrance of the church. The Mariakapel is gracefully incorporated into the curve of the facade. Once inside, the colossal building turns out to be a light, modern and multifunctional Roman Catholic centre. The church offers seating to 150 people and a sliding wall creates space for 100 more by opening up the conference room which lies behind.
Image Courtesy Arthur Bagen
- Architects: Diederendirrix architects
- Project: Church Cloister
- Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands
- Area: 2.300 m2
- Realized: June 2011
- Client: Ballast Nedam Bouw Midden Arnhem, ICE ontwikkeling Nijmegen, Congregatie van het Heilig Sacrament Nijmegen
- Project team: Bert Dirrix, Marco Vlemmix, Nanda Peeters, Tom Kuipers, Coen de Swart, Wendy Matthijssen, Andre Wijnhoven
Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Article source: CEBRA architecture
Danish architects CEBRA’s proposal for a new church in Våler, Norway creates a symbolic landmark in the shape of a tilting cross using light and wood as key design elements for the interior.
The village of Våler, in the south eastern part of Norway, is in need of a new church in order to replace the village’s old wooden church, which burned down to the ground in 2009. The church is of great importance for the local community – both as a social gathering point and as characterizing landscape element. Therefore, the design of the new church has to combine a particular sensitivity and attention to the site’s culture-historical context with a modern architectural expression so as to succeed in creating flexible and contemporary church facilities.
Exterior View in day
- Architect: CEBRA architecture
- Name of Project: New Church of Våler
- Location: Hovedveien, Våler, Norway
- Commission: Private
- Type: Open plan and design competition
- Client: Våler Parish Council
- Year: 2011
- Purpose: Curch
- Surface area: 11.840 sq. ft.
- Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, VRay for Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Article source: Cândido Chuva Gomes, arquitectos, Ldª
CHURCH OF THE SÃO FRANCISCO CONVENT – REHABILITATION
Only a few signs remain of the original Franciscan convent established in the 13th century, which reveal its original configuration, considered the oldest religious building in Portalegre. Throughout the centuries, several building works have reconfigured the space of the church, both in shape and size. After the dissolution of the religious orders in 1834, the original body of the Convent was subject to successive adaptations and additions, resulting from the repurposing of the building, particularly related to the industrial processing of cork. The church, after 1910, lost its ecclesiastical function and was used in several different ways from that period onwards, suffering some reconstruction and recuperation during the 70’s and 80’s, which were not carried out in a manner that added value to or repurposed the building.
Night View (Images Courtesy Rogério Oliveira, FG+SG (Fernando Guerra e Sérgio Guerra))
- Architect: Cândido Chuva Gomes, arquitectos, Ldª
- Name of Project: Reabilitação da Igreja do Convento de São Francisco, Portalegre
- Location: Portalegre, Portugal
- Client: Robinson Foundation
- Time Line: 1998 – 2003
- Building Contractor: MRG, S.A.
- Photography: Rogério Oliveira, FG+SG (Fernando Guerra e Sérgio Guerra)
- Software used: AutoCAD
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Article source: Visiondivision
The church in the small town of Våler in Norway burned down and a competition was held to build a new one. We joined the competition with the following entry. It is in the rural church that the people in a village is experiencing its most emotional moments; this is where the kids run out on the last day of school, it is here you get married and it is here you bid farewell to your loved ones.
- Architects: Visiondivision
- Project: Spire
- Location: Våler, Norway
- Software used: A mix of Rhino, Autocad, Photoshop and some Maya
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Article source: We Architecture
The beautiful Vaalerchurch from 1805 burnt down in the spring of 2009. We have designed a new church as a symbolic landmark to succeed the old building. The new Vaaler church is placed further east from the placement of the old church, marking the historic axis with its tower. The new building is designed as a simple box where one corner is lifted up in order to point out the church room and the tower.
- Architects: We Architecture
- Project: Skyscape Church
- Location: Vaaler, Norway
- Assignment: Open competition
- Type: Church
- Client: Vaaler Municipality
- Year: 2011
- Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, KrystianDziopek, Karolina Kierner, Mette B. G. Steffensen, Kristian Hindsberg & Casper Berntsen