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Spire in Våler, Norway by Visiondivision

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.

Mountain

  • Architects: Visiondivision
  • Project: Spire
  • Location: Våler, Norway
  • Software used: A mix of Rhino, Autocad, Photoshop and some Maya

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Skyscape Church in Vaaler, Norway by We Architecture

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.

Skyscape Church

  • 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

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Knarvik Community Church in Lindås, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

The Church of Knarvik holds an important position as a cultural provider and a communicator for the Christian message and community, on holidays and during every day. The church will be central for a safe childhood environment and at the same time be a platform for cultural development, arts and music in the community.

Stort eksteri

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
  • Project: Knarvik Community Church (Knarvik Kyrkje)
  • Location: Knarvik, Lindås, Norway
  • Program: New Community Church with cultural facilities and administration
  • Client: Lindås Kyrkjelege Fellesråd; Lindås Church Council
  • Size: 2250m2
  • Commission type: 1st prize, Invited competition (2010)
  • Design time: 2010 – 2012
  • Year: 2012

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ST. Chapel-Bell Tower in Yerevan, Armenia by SMV Architects

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Sargis Sardaryan

The Chapel-Bell Tower was built on the territory of the Asylum of the aged people and is operating under authority of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The structure’s composition is multiaxial and is provided for numerous viewpoints. The Chapel dominates the surrounding large green area due to its slenderness and light color. Its volume is formed by the two main intertwining sub-volumes. These are a pyramidal solid and a tetrahedral dome which connect to each other by two rectangular pylons. The two volumes symbolize the earthly and celestial worlds.

Image Courtesy Sargis Sardaryan

  • Architects: SMV Architects
  • Project: ST. Khatch/Cross/ Chapel-Bell Tower
  • Location: The Asylum of the aged people in Yerevan
  • Architect Design: Sargis Sardaryan
  • Structural engeneer: Levon Tumanyan
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete with Stone Cladding (Tufa Tiles)
  • Completion Date: November 2000
  • Photos: By Author

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Gyesan Church in Incheon, South Korea by iArc Architects (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Article source: iArc Architects

The site of the Gyesan Church, located in close proximity to an expressway interchange, is positioned at the center of the local transportation network. As the site extends along the expressway in a curved line, the positioning of the building was planned in accordance with the configuration of the site. In order to show the symbolism of a church, a tower was erected alongside the church, facing the expressway, and acting as a local landmark. In consideration for future expansion, the levels above ground were developed in a limited manner, while the educational and service facilities and a parking space were situated on the two basement levels. Above ground, a parking lot and an outdoor square are located, providing a place where buildings will be constructed in the future expansion. It is planned that during expansion, educational facilities will be relocated and the space will be changed into a parking space.

Night View (Images Courtesy Youngchae Park)

  • Architect: YooKer – iArc Architects
  • Name of Project: Gyesan Church
  • Location: Incheon, South Korea
  • Project team: Seowon Oh, SeongYumi, Hun Lee, YeongminMok, Jingu Kim
  • Project Area: 16,042 ㎡(Total Floor), 10,360㎡(Site)
  • Project Year: Completed 2005
  • Materials: R.C., Steel, Kalwall, Panel
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

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Residential church XL in Utrecht, The Netherlands by Zecc Architects

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Article source: Zecc Architects

RESIDENTIAL CHURCH UTRECHT

Context

In the Netherlands there are hundreds of empty churches. Since 1970 more than 1000 churches are closed by church communities. More than 1/3 was demolished and half of the Catholic churches were thrown down. The coming years another 1000 churches will lose their original function. Fewer people go to church and the costs for conservation are no longer affordable. Fortunately, demolition is less common nowadays, partly because churches are often on the monuments list. Re-use is the only way to prevent long-lasting vacancy or demolition. The purpose of the Re-use of the St-Jakobuskerk was to revalue the dignified monument with little interventions as possible.

Images Courtesy Frank Hanswijk

  • Architect: Zecc Architects
  • Project name: Residential church XL
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Program: Converted church into a residence Utrecht
  • Photographer: Frank Hanswijk

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Private Cemetery in METN, Lebanon by MKAA

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: MKAA

Client: Catholic Family who sincerely believes in God and in his Church wanted to have their own special necropolis in their home town village, Mount Lebanon.

Project Description: 4.80m x3.60m is the measurement of the cemetery site. 17.28m² will embody the remains of a family who owns a million of square meter.

Private Cemetery

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Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Springdale, Arkansas by Marlon Blackwell (designed using AutoCAD)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Marlon Blackwell Architect

Marlon Blackwell Architect wins World’s Best Civic and Community Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2011

“the designers on this project really made architecture out of nothing”

Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, USA, designed by Marlon Blackwell Architect, has won the ‘World’s Best Civic and Community Building’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011.

The presentation of the WAF Awards are taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.

West elevation (Images Courtesy Timothy Hursley)

  • Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Name of Project: Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
  • Location: Springdale, Arkansas, United States of America
  • Category: Civic and community
  • WAF Entry: 2011
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2011 – Category Winner
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Mennonite Church in Elspeet, The Netherlands by FARO Architecten (designed using Arkey)

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Article source: FARO Architecten

Design a church according to the traditional Mennonite principles: a sustainable building, with the user in mind and a space for gathering and meeting. The first Mennonite churches were hidden and inconspicuous; simple places of congregation around the bible. The interiors were sober and as pure as possible. No distraction or ornaments in order to enhance concentration and togetherness. The new church on Mennorode refers to that time.

Mennonite Church

  • Architects: FARO Architecten
  • Project: Mennonite Church
  • Location: Elspeet, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Arkey

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Biserică Ortodoxă Română in Alcala de Mennares, Spania by Manadelucru

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Article source: Manadelucru

In the context of the last seven years migration of romanian citizens on the EU labour market, mostly in the construction field, a great part of it was absorbed by Spain. The small emigrants communities gradually turned to big ones, while the foreign citizens permeated in the local communities, buying properties and starting credit lines, having babies born in the adoption countries. Thus, all that was not just about a simple migration process, while this nomad feeling was transformed gradually, but fast enough, in the status of the second country, the „adoption” one, in which they got the right for work, citizenship, etc. Besides their search for a better economic situation, the people brought with them the tradition and culture of their origin country. This is the way ortodox churches were established, and they usualy function in rented spaces, not always adequate to this function, or other times functioning in catholic churches. All this was performed under the natural need of a better settlement in the adoption country. In Alcala de Henares, the climax of the romanian community was reached at 40000 people who had legal papers. Their vote started being quite important in establishing the power balance between the left and right side party, at the local elections. The town hall leased a plot to the Orthodox Church, in order for the community to build a church there. The building permits and the project execution supervision were done by architect Jose Louis Gonzales from Alcala de Hennares.

Model

  • Architects: Manadelucru
  • Project: Biserică Ortodoxă Română
  • Location: Alcala de Mennares, Spania

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