Monday, April 20, 2015

Heavens above! The future of religious architecture – in pictures

LJG Synagogue by Search, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2010. Photograph: Iwan Baan
Religion continues to inspire some of the world’s finest buildings, but these stunning non-traditional places of worship – from the South Korean Church of Water and Light to an award-winning Islamic cemetery in Austria – have rejected old-fashioned architecture and turned towards the light. "Sacred Spaces," a new book published by Phaidon on 20 April, sings their praises. [link]

Islamic Cemetery by Bernardo Bader Architekten, Altach, Austria, 2013. Photograph: Marc Lins
Church of Water and Light by Itami Jun Architects, Seojopu, Jeju Island, South Korea, 2009. Photograph: Shinichi Sato