From Inflated Chapels to Holistic Hybrid Homes

By: Jana Pijak - Feb 25, 2015
These examples of contemporary church architecture range from mountainside sanctuaries to minimalist chapels that provide one with a serene space for prayer and meditation. In today's tech and social media driven society, places of religious worship are scarcely over-populated, especially in busy urban centers.

Contemporary church architecture aims to enhance the experience of worshipers and marries tradition and history with modern design details. Standouts from this list include minimalist and angular churches that change the way one looks at a traditional place of worship. Other favorites include converted church projects that transform historical prayer spaces into offices or residential interiors.

Moreover, projects like kaleidoscopic and minimalist churches illustrate the opposing emphasis different cultures put on ornamentation and decor within their places of worship.