Design: Rafael de La-Hoz, architects. The theoretical concept comes from the holiness of the Quran itself in which the book is never to touch the ground but to be lifted by one’s hands or placed on a base.
Steyn Studio drew poetic inspiration from Psalm 36:7, the crisp white form is conceived as a lightweight, and dynamic structure which appears to float within the valley.
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.
Barcelona’s unfinished Sagrada Familia church has agreed to pay $41 million to city authorities after it was found to be lacking a building permit — despite breaking ground on construction 136 years ago.
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London church buildings – new photos: including Commonwealth Church, south east of Regent’s Park area, St Marylebone Parish Church and St George’s Hanover Square in Mayfair.
The project of the new AlJabri Mosque in the city of Ha’il, in Saudi Arabia, by Schiattarella Associati architects, was awarded the title of “Iconic Awards 2017- Winner” in the Concept Category.
Church of St. Wenceslas in Sazovice is a modern rotunda: contemporary architecture built on conservative principles from Moravian architectural office Atelier Štěpán.
Design: Büro Koray Duman
Inspired by historic Islamic Cultural Centers – Kulliyes, the design implements the horizontal experience of inner alleys connecting various civic functions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Design: INUCE Architecture Design Urbanism
Luoyuan is a rapidly growing city by the coast of Fujian, a Chinese province famous for its tea production, its Hakka ethnic minority and their distinct ring-shaped residential architecture, the so called Fujian-Tulou.