New Sacred Architecture

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Laurence King Publishing, 2004 - Architecture, Modern - 224 pages
This timely book reflects an awakening of interest in religious faiths and the emergence of a 'global exchange of architecture and culture. While Spain's Rafael Moneo has recently completed a cathedral in Los Angeles, Britain's Thomas Heatherwick is designing a Buddhist temple in Japan, John Pawson is working on a Cistercian monastery in the Czech Republic and Richard Meier has completed his Jubilee Church in Rome. It seems, as one Wallpaper registered] pundit commented, 'religion is getting a redesign' and the architect's faith is as unimportant as his or her nationality. I Looking at ways in which contemporary architects are approaching religious or meditative space, this book focuses on churches, chapels, temples, synagogues and mosques that have been built in the last few years and that represent a late-twentieth/ early-twenty-first century aesthetic.
 

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Contents

CHAPEL OF ST IGNATIUS
KOREAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF NEW YORK 26
Rome Italy Richard Meier L Partners 2004
GLASS TEMPLE 44
NEW SYNAGOGUE 52
MOSQUE DESIGN 58
OUR LADY OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT CHURCH 64
JAMAT KHANA
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PARISH CENTRE 92
CHRIST CHURCH 98
RETREATS RURAL SANCTUARIES 112
YANCEY CHAPEL 188
CHURCH 196
Mortensrud Oslo Norway Jensen dSkodvin 2002
Perry County Alabama USA Samuel Mockbee and Rural Studio 2002
Bibliography 216

Office dA 1999
ISMAILI CENTRE 86

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