St Bride’s Church by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia Architecture

I don’t think you have to be overly religious to appreciate the architectural beauty of ‘Places of Worship’. I remember being a child going to church on Easter Sunday and finding it cold, vast and the pews highly uncomfortable. Now, not being a religious person myself and rarely frequenting the church, I can still appreciate what that vastness and hard surfaces mean to acoustics, light and how we interpret these spaces and the activities that occur within them.

Below are a few examples of the grandeur spaces to which people worship in. All are very considered and through their scale and materiality almost in still a sense of something bigger than the individual. They are beautiful, they are contemporary yet they are timeless.

Happy Easter to all!

01. Capilla en Villeacerón by S.M.A.O.
02. Holy Rosary Church Complex by Trahan Architects
03. The Novy Dvur monastery by British architect John Pawson
04. Chapel of St. Lawrence by Avanto Architects
05. Chapel by Breathnach Donnellan O’Brien and MEDS students
06. Cistercian Monastery of Our Lady of Nový Dvůr
07. Church in La Laguna by Menis Arquitectos
08. Kim Høltermand Grundtvigs Church
09. L’Aquila Church by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners.
10. Hurva Synagogue by Louis Kahn
11. Ecumenical Chapel by ESA Architects
12. Meditation House by Pascal Arquitectos
13. Panteón Nube by Clavel Arquitectos
14. Pfarrgemeinde Herz Jesu München-Neuhausen

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