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Z line DeZine
The Masjid of Purification


The final design proposal for the Purification Masjid – مسجد النقاء in 6th of October city. The design concept statement is: Minimalism as an architectural translation of spiritualism.  The design is carried out utilizing the use of spacious white spaces and uses the play of direct & indirect light to attain the spirituality and piety […]


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Astoc Architects
Extension of Hamborn Abbey


It may come as a surprise to find a flourishing catholic monastery in the midst of an industrial city like Duisburg. The urban district of Hamborn is, however, rather different from the ones dominated by withering heavy industry. The site of the present St. Johann Abbey in Hamborn was already settled more than a thousand […]


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Pascal Arquitectos
Mikve Rajel


The Mikve is the  ritual bath of purification in the Jewish religion.  It is possible diving in fresh spring water, or in a place specially dedicated to it, fed by rainwater that must be collected, stored and communicated to the vessel that is called a Mikve. All this must be made under a very strict […]


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BNKR Arquitectura
Sunset chapel


Our first religious commission, La Estancia Chapel, was a wedding chapel conceived to celebrate the first day of a couple’s new life. Our second religious commission had a diametrically opposite purpose: to mourn the passing of loved ones. This premise was the main driving force behind the design, the two had to be complete opposites, […]


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Julian Palapa
Baitul A’laa Mosque


In the beginning, this mosque was a simple aspiration from the surrounding residence to celebrate Ramadhan 2011. They work together according to their own ability to donate for the mosque that will be used in Ramadhan 2011, it can be said that the social aspect in this architecture piece is so bold.  Small doesn’t mean […]


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OneByNine studio
Hall in Church


Project idea discusses the relationship and fusion of interior and exterior space. It’s concept calls for an architecture of milieu – that an architecture of the circumstances and conditions by which it is surrounded. The main volume of the building, rectangular in plan, is located on top of existing spectators-stand above the elevated football field […]


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BNKR Architectura
Sunset Chapel


Our first religious commission, La Estancia Chapel, was a wedding chapel conceived to celebrate the first day of a couple’s new life. Our second religious commission, The Sunset Chapel, had a diametrically opposite purpose: to mourn the passing of loved ones. This premise was the main driving force behind the design, the two had to […]


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Architecture & Design, part. 14
Henry Hobson Richardson


Henry Hobson Richardson developed a style based on medieval architecture and the Roman architecture. His work was mannerist and consistent. Here are a few examples of his work.


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Matali Crasset
Cathédrale Sainte Bénigne


Working for a historic monument is an exciting challenge. Working with light also. When I found out about this project, it was with great pleasure that I wanted to get down to it. I saw this project as one for a tightrope walker and a smuggler, trying to create a link between heritage and contemporary; […]


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Kavellaris Urban Design
St Mary’s Kinglake Church


During the ‘Black Saturday’ Victorian bush fires KUD broadcasted an invitation to donate services for the reconstruction of the fire effected Anglican and Catholic Churches via ABC radio.  The St Mary’s Kinglake Church responded to our invitation and we are pleased to announce that the church was completed in December 2010. The building is essentially […]


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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Community church, Knarvik


The Church of Knarvik holds an important position as a cultural provider and a communicator for the Christian message and community, on holidays and during every day. The church will be central for a safe childhood environment and at the same time be a platform for cultural development, arts and music in the community. The […]


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Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas
Foligno Parish Complex


This project won the national competition organised by the Italian Episcopal Conference to design new parish centres: “to provide an innovative and decisive landmark in accordance with the latest international research and symbolising the rebirth of the city after the earthquake”. The new parish complex is composed of two main elements, which also serve the […]


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Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Porciúncula de la Milagrosa Chapel


The chapel in la Calera has a basic geometry that tries to alter the territory as little as possible. It uses the natural features of the environment, the wind and the light, to create an essential harmony. The chapel is designed to open to the outside to allow worshipers to gather in mass, this architectural […]


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Zecc Architecten
Chapel Utrecht


The balcony at the organ is maintained and extended in the shape of a organizing element, free in the space. This element defines the different living spaces, like living, cooking and studying, in the chapel. A new spatial hierarchy is created by the asymmetric placing of the organizing element. The object is kept very minimalistic […]


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