Saturday, December 17, 2016

28 sacred spaces that capture the stunning beauty of religious architecture

By Antonia Blumberg
Atkin Olshin Schade Architects; Temple Adath Israel; Merion Station, Pennsylvania; Liturgical/Interior Design
It’s hard to pin down exactly what makes a space feel sacred. But walk through the hallowed passages of a majestic temple or kneel at the foot of an ancient tomb, and you may feel the sacred to be an almost palpable force. For the past 38 years, Faith & Form magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture have hosted an annual awards program for architects and artists around the world who evoke this sacred feel in works of religious architecture and design. For artists and architects, the task of evoking the divine through structures and shapes is a difficult one, said Michael J. Crosbie, editor-in-chief of Faith & Form. [link]
FXFOWLE; Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue; New York, New York; Restoration
John McAslan + Partners; Jumaa Mosque; Doha, Qatar; New Facilies; Photo: Hufton + Crow
Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects; St. Patrick’s Cathedral; New York, New York; Restoration