Archinect - News 2014-04-21T11:25:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/90850600/2013-faith-form-ifraa-awards-winners-revive-and-modernize-religious-architecture-and-art 2013 Faith & Form/IFRAA Awards winners revive and modernize religious architecture and art Justine Testado 2014-01-09T18:37:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:12:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3h/3htcl57w5t46grpr.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the international 2013 Faith &amp; Form/IFRAA Awards Program restored and remodeled religious spaces that can indeed be deemed worthy of praise. Founded in 1978 and co-sponsored by Faith &amp; Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), the annual awards program recognizes the best in architecture, liturgical design, and art for religious spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a selection of the winning submissions:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypda0l5y5rr5s2ul.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d4d2qvqngydsgu05.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5r5tvzbgklgii1ly.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqj7p8lhapaoxsnd.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/vowwhluhk1f8op73.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Find more winning submissions and other competition details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2013_faith_form_ifraa_award_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of 2013 Faith &amp; Form/IFRAA Awards Program.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88541265/between-a-womb-and-a-cathedral-architects-of-air-s-the-most-beautiful "Between a womb and a cathedral": Architects of Air's "The Most Beautiful" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-12T13:31:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:02:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r6/r63uw59zid7dkivc.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Reactions to Alan Parkinson's luminaria range from rhapsodic and enlightened, to energized or calmed. These giant inflatable structures, first designed by Parkinson in the 1980s and now touring worldwide under his "Architects of Air" organization, resemble multi-colored bouncy citadels, and create a totally immersive experience of light and color to anyone who walks their winding interiors. Imagine a Verner Panton wormhole opening into a florescent clerestory; a near-psychedelic secular pilgrimage through some giant creature's digestive system.</p> <p> To celebrate over twenty years of designing, building, and touring the luminaria, Architects of Air has released <em>The Most Beautiful</em>, a photo book with nearly glowing images from inside the structures and a quick look at the luminaria's design history.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jp/jpbmd9woqfj679dk.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Since putting the first luminarium on tour in the early 1990s, Architects of Air has designed over fifteen more structures and inflated them all over the world. Made out of a custom fle...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83384197/tour-the-stunning-the-fish-church-in-stamford-as-part-of-the-docomomo-us-tour-day Tour the stunning "The Fish Church" in Stamford as part of the Docomomo US Tour Day Justine Testado 2013-10-04T18:44:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T12:44:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7mm0r3h6v15xkbt.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Docomomo US will begin its 7th annual national Tour Day program at the First Presbyterian Church on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Stamford, Connecticut. The Docomomo Tour brings together architects, designers, historians, enthusiasts, and organizations for exclusive tours and related events devoted to the appreciation of US modern architecture and mid-20th century design. Tomorrow's event at the First Presbyterian Church is the first of more than 50 Tour Days in 23 states throughout October.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3d884cjia9siahyh.jpg" title=""><br><br> Built by architect Wallace K. Harrison, the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford is also known as The Fish Church because of its fish-like shape. The Fish Church is -- excuse the pun -- quite a gem with its interior that is bathed in a sapphire light and made of 20,000 pieces of dalle de verre glass in 86 hues.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/au/auoq7igo1sgrh42i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g63rpwjev8v5dowf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> At the altar stands a Visser-Rowland (Opus 87) organ. The instrument is a 4-manual, 51-stop, 74-rank organ with 4,026 pipes, 244 keys on 4 keyboards and 32 pedals. The chur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78907365/romania-s-church-building-boom Romania's church-building boom Nam Henderson 2013-08-07T13:54:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T13:54:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/58/581pn953abiyxo7z.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Romania's Minister of Religious Affairs, Victor Opaschi, concedes that there is a close working relationship between the church and politicians during electoral campaigns, and that this is "not a good thing".</p></em><br /><br /><p> Tessa Dunlop reports in from&nbsp;Romania where the Orthodox Church is in the midst of a growth spurt with as many as 10 new places of worship being completed every month, and the enormous Cathedral for the People's Salvation&nbsp;is slowly taking shape. However, Romanians have begun to question the use of public funds for such purposes, especially in one of the poorest countries in the EU.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68021874/an-architectural-photographer-on-saving-russia-s-wooden-churches An Architectural Photographer on Saving Russia’s Wooden Churches Archinect 2013-02-21T03:06:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:56:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3fa207bed2a74986a29982a10f09185.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just over a decade ago, Richard Davies, a British architectural photographer, struck out on a mission to record the fragile and poetic structures. Austerely beautiful and haunting, &ldquo;Wooden Churches: Traveling in the Russian North&rdquo; is the result.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67381750/cathedral-of-the-northern-lights-inaugurated Cathedral of the Northern Lights inaugurated Alexander Walter 2013-02-11T15:18:00-05:00 >2013-05-21T18:09:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ej/ejk5yue0j7r9g2ki.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new Cathedral of the Northern Lights, situated in the Norwegian town of Alta over 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, has just been inaugurated by the Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit. The 154-foot-high cathedral, designed by Link Arkitektur in collaboration with schmidt hammer lassen architects and Haldde Arkitekter Inc., is perceived as a symbol and an architectural landmark for the entire area.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63804390/university-of-miami-school-of-architecture-hosts-competition-to-rebuild-haitian-cathedral University of Miami School of Architecture hosts competition to rebuild Haitian cathedral Archinect 2012-12-20T13:08:00-05:00 >2012-12-24T15:23:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/ead6af6b76de3e7910dc945826b9ca55.jpg" width="316" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the University of Miami School of Architecture, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince and Faith and Form Magazine, has organized a competition to choose the design for the new Cathedral. In the past year, 250 architects around the world have collaborated to submit 134 plans for the reconstruction.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/46385375/a-tale-of-two-toronto-church-conversions A tale of two Toronto church conversions Archinect 2012-04-26T18:18:00-04:00 >2012-04-27T17:36:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t6/t6rn4dnd9vdh1v0g.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>During the age of foolishness, when congregations moved on, the last visitor to these sacred spaces was usually a wrecker&rsquo;s ball. Now, it seems as though a spring of hope is upon us, as more and more churches become homes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/45668922/shigeru-ban-in-christchurch-nz Shigeru Ban in Christchurch, NZ Alexander Walter 2012-04-20T13:25:00-04:00 >2012-04-22T20:48:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/976beccfb599e88b4d3d67380f288658.jpg" width="238" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week it was confirmed that Christchurch will be the site for the latest work by one of the world's leading ecological architects. Ban's design for the city's temporary Anglican Cathedral could become reality by the end of the year when a soaring tent-like structure constructed from a series of paper tubes weighing just under 500kg and placed on a foundation of shipping containers will rise on the site of the demolished St John's Church in Latimer Square.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/41975194/skyscape-church-competition-entry-by-we-architecture Skyscape - Church Competition Entry by WE Architecture Alexander Walter 2012-03-19T13:54:00-04:00 >2012-03-22T18:29:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/cekt5oodluty84iq.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copenhagen-based firm WE Architecture has shared with us their entry "Skyscape" to the open competition for a new church building in V&aring;ler, Norway.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/31019887/competition-launched-to-decorate-moscow-churches Competition launched to decorate Moscow churches Archinect 2011-12-15T11:55:25-05:00 >2011-12-15T11:57:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f832ea1d6df8dfd2359a8cb5a6653f4c.jpg" width="500" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;These churches must become not only a decoration of our city, but truly a phenomenon of civic and church art of our 21st century,&rdquo; said Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov, the executive secretary of the Patriarchal Council for Culture, at a news conference. &ldquo;They must become a kind of pearl of ancient tradition, uniting historic Moscow with its new districts and buildings.&rdquo; He said the terms of the competition would be announced by the end of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/21464711/gaud-s-unfinished-sagrada-fam-lia-does-not-need-a-completion-date Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Família does not need a completion date Alexander Walter 2011-09-23T14:30:24-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7653ef41268fa57ed58641d7df70666.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"My client is not in a hurry", Antoni Gaud&iacute; is said to have remarked when asked if he was concerned about the time it was taking to build the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona. According to the Old Testament, Gaud&iacute;'s client was in much more of a hurry than his architect: he rushed to create the world in just six days, although even He needed a rest on the seventh.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/18585780/populous-designs-world-s-largest-arena-in-manila Populous Designs World’s Largest Arena in Manila Alexander Walter 2011-08-29T14:27:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:57:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tso78jpwvy4y41cw.jpg" width="514" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction has commenced on the world&rsquo;s largest indoor arena, designed by Populous, in Manila, Philippines. In a ground breaking ceremony held last week, the arena design was described as a &lsquo;phenomenal structure&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/16502923/hour-of-power-to-power-of-cash-crystal-cathedral-bankruptcy-sale-sparks-bidding-war Hour of Power to Power of Cash: Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy sale sparks bidding war Orhan Ayyüce 2011-08-11T13:19:20-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/llwv3entucr14f8f.jpg" width="514" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I believe with every fiber of my being that God turned the eyes of the world on Crystal Cathedral because God wants to make a big bold statement, he wants the world to know that he is a God who still does miracles</p></em><br /><br /><p> Philip Johnson's masterpiece, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Cathedral" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crystal Cathedral</a> is the subject of bidding wars between Chapman University,&nbsp;Roman Catholic Archdiocese and the retailer Hobby Lobby. Sheila Schuller Coleman, director of ministry at the church and the daughter of Schuller also thinks they can raise the money and keep the church if they can raise $50 million. The Garden Grove campus also includes buildings by Richard Neutra and Richard Meier.</p> <p> The Crystal Cathedral was parodied in the &nbsp;Simpsons&nbsp;episode <a href="http://www.rocktube.us/dP6v49qe7Ax/The_Simpsons___09x25_Natural_Born_Kissers.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Natural Born Kissers"</a>&nbsp;(towards the end)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/16494487/church-invests-in-modern-architecture Church invests in modern architecture Archinect 2011-08-11T11:37:31-04:00 >2011-08-11T12:17:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59693664cedbfc598e5a4e9b2789a813.jpg" width="479" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chapel of St. Lawrence in Vantaa and the famous Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki are both results of architectural competitions. The competition system has brought around a hundred church buildings to Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/13731551/ukraine-s-wooden-churches-and-folk-architecture-s Ukraine’s Wooden Churches and Folk architecture(s) Nam Henderson 2011-07-17T21:12:41-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sw6zlzvj3ce79m5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The language was impossible to understand, but the building itself communicated in a clear vernacular: thick columns, coarsely hewn and partly painted white, were topped with gold-haloed icons and lovely scarves that must have been embroidered by hand. The ceiling in the back was only an arm&rsquo;s breadth above my head...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/misc/pixel.gif">Evan Rail travels to the&nbsp;Carpathian foothills near&nbsp;Zakarpattia, the western region of Ukraine. The vernacular folk architecture includes a number of unusual wooden churches dating from the 15th to 18th centuries. After years of neglect, the buildings are in danger of disappearing and being forgotten.</p>