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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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7 Featured, 33 Examples:
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Date Range:
Mar 11 — Feb 12
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Featured Examples

Revamped Religious Interiors
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When people think of churches, they may have misconceptions that they are outdated buildings, and while this was once true for the 'Bonney Avenue Residence' built in 1867, it has since undergone an epic… MORE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
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
Curving Concrete Cathedrals
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
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
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
Midas-Touch Church-Toppers
Midas-Touch Church-Toppers
The Arch-Group and Sade Sarl Design a Futuristic Russian Church
Russian architects Arch-Group and French designers Sade Sarl have teamed up to build a new Cultural and Spiritual Russian Orthodox Center right next to the Eiffel Tower. The Arch-Group and Sade Sarl's… MORE
Cardboard Churches
Cardboard Churches
The 1864 Cathedral in New Zealand Will Be Rebuilt Out of Cardboard
The 1864 Cathedral has stood at the zenith of Christchurch, New Zealand for almost 150 years. But this past February, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through the small island nation and delivered considerable… MORE

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