Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London

Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London

This 70sqm wooden chapel was built for the Belarusian diaspora community in the UK. Designed by Spheron Architects, the timber is a reminder of the loss of many wooden Belarusian settlements. The undulating timber frill of the flank walls energises the exterior.

Islamic Centre in Ras Al Kaimah UAE building design

Islamic Centre in Ras Al Kaimah

The Ministry of Public Works of UAE has invited selected consultants for Ras Al Khaimah Islamic Center Architectural competition. Ras Al Khaimah is considered the state Mosque of the Emirates.

Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre Suffolk

Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre, Suffolk

Design: Walters & Cohen Architects

This exquisite building for meditation is in the depths of the Suffolk countryside. Although predominantly inward facing around courtyards it connects to the landscape beyond with views from shared communal rooms and bedrooms much as a monastic settlement might.

Stanbrook Abbey Building

Stanbrook Abbey Building, Wass, North Yorkshire

Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Architects

Simplicity, tranquillity and calm were design qualities the nuns most strongly valued. The architects felt an orthogonal plan would be most successful, providing restful vistas and axes, with a courtyard as the central focus.

The Light at Friends House

The Light at Friends House

Design: John McAslan + Partners

One of the most striking elements of the scheme is the reconfigured internal volume, now named ‘The Light’, topped with a vast, dramatic roof-light, flooding the Meeting House with daylight.