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Chinmaya Mission Austin in Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects

Established as a home for the Central Texas division of Chinmaya Mission, an international non-profit Hindu spiritual organization, this new 8-acre campus is characterized by an architectural language that reinterprets traditional Indian typologies in order to reflect the organization’s modern context. Presented with the unique opportunity of designing a Hindu mission in Central Texas, the architects applied their knowledge of local building materials to create a visual language that is rich in texture, sculptural in quality, and innovative in design.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel (Piston Design)

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Chinmaya Mission Austin, Texas, USA
  • Location: 12825 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78727
  • Photography: Paul Finkel (Piston Design)
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Design Partners: (Juan Miró, Miguel Rivera) FAIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Ken Jones, AIA LEED AP
  • Team Members: Spencer Cook, Bud Franck, Matthew Helveston, Michael Hsu, Shane Pavonetti, Edward Richardson
  • Civil Engineer: Aupperle Company
  • Structural Engineer: Architectural Engineers Collaborative (AEC)
  • MEP Engineer: Bay & Associates
  • Lighting: ArcLight Design
  • Landscape: Studio DWG
  • Site Area: 8.1 acres (351,354 sf)
  • Conditioned Area: 8,515 sf @ Bala Vihar; 4,185 sf @ Temple
  • Unconditioned Area: 1,945 sf @ Bala Vihar
  • Total Area: 10,460 sf @ Bala Vihar; 4,185 sf @ Temple
  • # of Floors: 1
  • Total Height: 24′-6″ @ Bala Vihar; 43′-4″ @ Temple


Sukpisan SHRINE in Bangkok, Thailand by TOUCH Architect Co.,Ltd.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Article source: TOUCH Architect Co.,Ltd. 

The home-office of Sukpisan Family is a building clustered which contains a large green space in between two houses, one clubhouse, and one office. Since there is no sanctuary area before, so they desired to have their own sacred things which can protect them from all unfortunate events.

Image Courtesy © TOUCH Architect Co.,Ltd.

Image Courtesy © TOUCH Architect Co.,Ltd.


  • Architects: TOUCH Architect Co.,Ltd.
  • Project: Sukpisan SHRINE
  • Location: Wipawadee 64 Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
  • Owner: Sukpisan’s Family


Temple in Stone and Light in Barmer, India by spacematters

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: spacematters

India has a glorious history of temple architecture. The desert state of Rajasthan, where the temple is located, has an equally diverse and refined heritage of buildings set in an unforgiving climatic zone. Given this legacy, to design a contemporary Hindu temple set in the sand dunes of Rajasthan has been an enormous challenge.

The temple during the day, Image Courtesy © Akash Kumar Das

The temple during the day, Image Courtesy © Akash Kumar Das

  • Architects: spacematters
  • Project: Temple in Stone and Light
  • Location:  Barmer, Rajasthan, India
  • Photography: Akash Kumar Das
  • Client:  JSW Raj West Power Ltd
  • Structural Design
    • Sanjeev Aggarwal – Ace Designs
    • Kulwinder Singh – Design Roots
  • Design Team: Anand Lakhani, Juhi Mehta, Rishi Suman, Adarsh Saravanan,Sneha Kathi, Waseem Ahmad
  • Design Lead: Amritha Ballal, Suditya Sinha
  • Project Management: RWPL – Civil Works Department
  • Executing Agency:  KS Constructions
  • Built-up area: 138 SQM
  • Plot area: 4360 SQM
  • Date of commencement of construction: April 2014
  • Date of completion of project: Phase 1 – March 2016


Shinkoji Temple in Aichi Pref, Japan by Mamiaya Shinichi Design Studio

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

Nagoya city, where the traces of a shopping street still remained. Keeping the temple’s traditions in mind, we designed the temple aiming to construct a multipurpose space to attract people, and perform as a public space in the town.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: Mamiaya Shinichi Design Studio (Shinichi Mamiya)
  • Project: Shinkoji Temple
  • Location: Aichi Pref, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Structural Engineer: Atsushi Fujio / Fujio and Associates
  • Building Area: 261.94m2
  • Total Floor Area: 493.39m2
  • Site Area: 520.41m2
  • Date of Completion: 2014


Ekklesia in Valencia, Spain by Pink Intruder

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Article source: Pink Intruder

It is an installation made with cardboard tubes with a metallic appearance atop a mosaic made of 96,000 wooden pieces.

During the Fallas festival in Valencia held every year the ultimate goal of these installations is to be burned to celebrate the arrival of spring.  In this context we built a structure entirely of cardboard and wood joints. The purpose was to investigate to what extent we could carry up this type of structure, and also to place in a traditional context a contemporary image to provoke the debate between tradition and modernity.

Image Courtesy © Noel Arraiz

Image Courtesy © Noel Arraiz

  • Architects: Pink Intruder
  • Project: Ekklesia
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Photography: Noel Arraiz
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Authors: Miguel Arraiz García / David Moreno Terrón (pinkintruder)
  • Coolaborators: ARAE Patrimonio, Asociacion Cultural Falla Cronista, Retales, Josep Martí, Barret Films, Led Visuals,
  • Ignite, Valencia Vibrant, Choreoscope, Visorifashionart
  • Client: A.C.F NouCampanar
  • Cardboard supplier: ALPESA
  • Area: 144 sqm
  • Year: March 2015


Pagoda in Nha Trang city, Vietnam by a21studĩo

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Article source: a21studĩo

In 588 BC, Siddhartha attained a fully enlightened being under the Bodhi tree and then taught the Buddhism to people. Many people have renounced the world and followed him. However, after several centuries flourishing, Buddhism has been on its decline. Currently, Buddhism is struggling to adapt to modern society.

Image Courtesy © Quangdam

Image Courtesy © Quangdam

  • Architects: a21studĩo
  • Project: Pagoda
  • Location: Nha Trang city, Vietnam
  • Photography: Quangdam
  • Software used: AutoCAD and sketchup
  • Client: Buddhist/ Phật tử
  • Materials: Stone slab, reinforced steels
  • Project area: 2.3mx3m
  • Building area: 2.3mx3m
  • Completed: 01/2015


KHMERESQUE in Batambang, Cambodia by Archium + Kim in-cheurl

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Archium + Kim in-cheurl

Building a temple of Won Buddhism that is based on Mahayana Buddhism on Cambodia ,the Hinayana Buddhist country, makes me consider the relationship between religion and architecture as a whole. In addition to this, the meeting between symbol of the religious buildings and local traditions was something to be considered. The changes of architecture style have been with the process of combining religious style with traditions from Hindu to Buddhism. Won Buddhism is relatively young, having a mere 100 years of history, and does not have a striking architectural symbol or style. Rather than focusing on this drawback, Won Buddhism has linked itself to Khmer culture. In previous works with Won Buddhism, it is clear that religious architectural style cannot simply be set and shaped just with a proclamation; on the contrary, developing for a religion to develop a real architectural style takes a considerable amount of time. Therefore, it must be started with respect to histories and philosophies.

Image Courtesy © Archium + Kim in-cheurl

Image Courtesy © Archium + Kim in-cheurl

  • Architects: Archium + Kim in-cheurl
  • Project: KHMERESQUE
  • Location: Batambang, Cambodia
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Site area: 3,415.72㎡
  • Building area: 430.1㎡
  • Building scope: 1F


The Ordos MU US Desert Temple in China by Dr. Margot Krasojevic

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Dr. Margot Krasojevic

The project has been commissioned by the city of Ordos. It is an open Buddhist temple located on the outskirts of the Ordos desert, an area that is currently used for meditation and religious ceremonial offerings, Mongolian Buddhist rituals dictated the design.

Image Courtesy Dr. Margot Krasojevic

  • Architects: Dr. Margot Krasojevic
  • Project: The Ordos MU US Desert Temple
  • Location: China
  • Software used: Maya, 3ds max, Adobe after effects


Roman Temple of Diana in Mérida, Spain by José María Sánchez García

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Article source: José María Sánchez García


The project retrieves the environment of the Temple of Diana in Merida, which was the forum or the city center in Roman times.

The challenge of acting in a place with such historical and archaeological relevance has meant to work with the existing trace since the beginning, so that the finished work would recover this space from Roman times through modern language. This situation has led to conceive the architectural design not as something closed or completely defined before starting to run. On the contrary, we worked in a more flexible way, defining the rules and guidelines on how to act in this place, that is to say, the syntax of the project itself, in order to absorb all the irregularities and changes due to the archaeological findings, without losing the initial concept of the proposal. All this has been developed during five years that, with the archaeological works, the project definition and execution of the construction overlapping in time.

Images Courtesy Roland Halbe

  • Architect: José María Sánchez García
  • Name of Project: Roman Temple of Diana
  • Location: Romero Leal and Santa Catalina street, Mérida, Spain
  • Project title: Perimetral building and Temple of Diana environments. Mérida, Spain
  • Construction: November2009 – February 2011
  • Photographer: Roland Halbe, Pablo Calzado, José María Sánchez García


Temple Sinai in Oakland, California by Mark Horton / Architecture with Michael Harris Architecture

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Article source: Mark Horton / Architecture with Michael Harris Architecture

Temple Sinai, the oldest and largest East Bay Jewish synagogue, has grown around their 1918 landmarked sanctuary with new buildings in a way that has disassociated all of their different activities. The Temple’s new building program included a new chapel, classrooms, a preschool, administrative offices, and a library, but most importantly the temple wanted a new design to organize these disparate elements into a place where their congregants could feel a greater sense of community where people could meet each other in casual spaces for spontaneous conversation.

Images Courtesy Mark Horton / Architecture and Michael Harris Architecture and Ethan Kaplan Photography


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