Churches have long been the center of architectural ostentation. If there was one place where it was almost never unpopular to go big, it was the church. These modern atypical churches show that sentiment hasn't been lost, and even represent a resurgence in grandiose church architecture.

These atypical churches span the globe, from a concrete construction in Italy to a new church in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Check out the gallery for some holier-than-thou architecture.

Implications - This pattern allows for a larger demographic of people to be involved wherein they may not have been previously. Even though these churches were created for religious groups, the structures can attract architecture groups. This opens up a perviously narrow demographic into one that appreciates the aesthetic aside from the emotional connections.