Contempo Chapel

Architects revamp churches with modernized aesthetic
Implications - Although religion is still bound to history, tradition and culture, today's churches and cathedrals are taking on more modern design elements, sometimes to the point at which the structure no longer looks like a religious institution. Architects are instilling a contemporary aesthetic to these classic buildings, which appeal to modern-thinking consumers and suggest that religion can be adapted to contemporary ideals.
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Revamped Religious Interiors - The Bonney Avenue Residence is a Drastic Reno of an 1867 Church
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V. Hot 23,226 Clicks Pub: Aug 5, 11
Revamped Religious Interiors
The Bonney Avenue Residence is a Drastic Reno of an 1867 Church
When people think of churches, they may have misconceptions that they are outdated buildings, and while this was once true for the 'Bonney Avenue Residence' built in 1867, it has since undergone an epic… [More]
Spikey Seed Sanctuaries - The Rosebud Orthodox Church Burgeons Like a Modern Bulb
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Warm 11,485 Clicks Pub: Jul 8, 11
Spikey Seed Sanctuaries
The Rosebud Orthodox Church Burgeons Like a Modern Bulb
Religion may be as old as the ages, but the architecture of its home needs not harken to the past. The Rosebud Orthodox Church looks nothing like how one would expect a chapel to appear, yet the concept… [More]
Nail-Free Churches - The Tree of Life Chapel is a Serene Marvel
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Warm 10,655 Clicks Pub: Oct 27, 11
Nail-Free Churches
The Tree of Life Chapel is a Serene Marvel
A place of simplistic beauty and serenity, the Tree of Life Chapel in Braga, Portugal, is a minimalist, curving masterpiece. Built within the pre-exisiting St. James Seminary, the chapel was designed… [More]
Curving Concrete Cathedrals - Church of Seed Offers a Place for Worship & Gathering
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Curving Concrete Cathedrals
Church of Seed Offers a Place for Worship & Gathering
Set on the side of one of the famous sacred Taoist mountains in China, Church of Seed is a large concrete structure designed by Hong Kong-based O Studio Architects that provides villagers with a place… [More]
Modernized Religious Institutions - The Holy Family Shrine is an Epic Place of Worship
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Warm 10,069 Clicks Pub: Sep 7, 11
Modernized Religious Institutions
The Holy Family Shrine is an Epic Place of Worship
Normally when the word church comes up, there’s usually a connotation with old, rustic historical grounds -- not with the Holy Family Shrine though. This is one place that most won’t mind hanging out at… [More]
Curvy Contemporary Cathedrals - The San Josemaria Escriva Church Brings New Shape to Church Design
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Curvy Contemporary Cathedrals
The San Josemaria Escriva Church Brings New Shape to Church Design
The San Josemaría Escrivá Church located in Mexico City infuses church design with a triangular shape. If you are a church-goer who worships contemporary design as much as the man upstairs, then this holy… [More]
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