Feb 16, 2023
by Weili Zhang Feb 16, 2023
The chapel and hall architecture in focus, negates overt symbolism and ornamentation, inheriting from modern interpretations of design, extending beyond religious functionality.
Jan 25, 2023
by Almas Sadique Jan 25, 2023
The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the World Trade Center campus, destroyed during 9/11, has been rebuilt by the Spanish architect, embodying resilience and hope.
Oct 20, 2022
by STIRworld Oct 20, 2022
Henning Larsen imagines Ørestad Church as a timber clad, “modern monument” for Copenhagen, referencing a grove of trees with a clearing; the proposal is expected to be realised by 2026.
Oct 12, 2022
by Zohra Khan Oct 12, 2022
The development of an 18,000 sqm public space in the historic centre of Toulouse, France, reclaims its social character, architectural grandeur and biodiversity.
Apr 04, 2022
by Jincy Iype Apr 04, 2022
Fernando Menis, the Spanish architect behind the fragmented concrete volumes of the Holy Redeemer Church, discusses the role of religious architecture in bettering communities.
Mar 07, 2022
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 07, 2022
An extensive rehabilitation and extension project in the French island of Corsica, this rebuilding of the Convent Saint-François is an amenable marriage of manner and material.
Feb 21, 2022
by Anmol Ahuja Feb 21, 2022
A monastery by Localworks, rebuilt into its current sustainable and uniquely spiritual form following damage by an earthquake, suitably responds to a complex, implied brief.
Feb 17, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Feb 17, 2022
In Qingdao, China, this house of worship reinterprets the essence of a church, employing a layered aluminium façade to create a timelessly modern impression of the divine.
Feb 11, 2022
by Jincy Iype Feb 11, 2022
Alejandro Beautell recalls the demolished Alcalá Church in Spain with the skin of the new one, as two juxtaposed and inclined masses clad in white and clay coloured lime mortar.
Jan 24, 2022
by Devanshi Shah Jan 24, 2022
The new multifunctional complex containing a church, café, offices and meeting spaces and housing meets both the service provision and social needs of the entire community.
Dec 24, 2021
by Jincy Iype Dec 24, 2021
Mario Cucinella Architects unveils the Santa Maria Goretti Church in Italy as an organic, all-white monolith with an illuminated crucifix cut into its gently curving exterior skin.
Dec 02, 2021
by Jincy Iype Dec 02, 2021
Shanghai United Design Group intentionally kept the Dysis Chapel of Poly Shallow Sea in Hainan, China, non-religious in nature, highlighting instead, enduring spirituality and romance.
Nov 09, 2021
by Devanshi Shah Nov 09, 2021
A parallel look at two RIBA's annual Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlisted projects by London-based Craftworks and Denizen Works.
Oct 24, 2021
by Jincy Iype Oct 24, 2021
With Sacred Spaces, Poirier photographs the glorious insides of modernist churches, contemplating what makes these religious structures sacral and contemporary.
Oct 28, 2020
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 28, 2020
Designed by Atelier Štěpán, the Church of Beatified Restituta in Czech Republic attempts to find religion in the abstract architectural symbols of materiality and light.
Jul 02, 2020
by Meghna Mehta Jul 02, 2020
Designed keeping in mind the idea of Singular Materiality, the church has been built with the aim of environmental empowerment and adapts local material and traditions.
Jun 24, 2020
by STIRworld Jun 24, 2020
On master architect Antoni Gaudí's 168th birth anniversary, STIR brings a rare conversation with Jordi Faulí on his role to complete the former’s famously unfinished church.
Aug 01, 2019
by Meghna Mehta Aug 01, 2019
British architect John Pawson constructed the Wooden Chapel, one of seven chapels to be built for cyclists as a place for shelter, in Unterliezheim, Germany.