Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral.
The levitating church – 130-year-old exterior of the Provo Tabernacle, Provo, Utah, USA is raised on stilts as work begins to restore it into a Mormon temple after a devastating fire in December 2010 almost destroyed it / © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve
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Photos from the interior and exterior of the Ripon Chapel, situated in Oxfordshire. Design by Niall McLaughlin architects. Photos by Dennis Gilbert.
In the interior space the columns meet to form a filigree vault, allowing light from the clerestory to wash through the chapel. Its central feature is a lectern, emphasising the educational function of the space. From the exterior Its elliptical form presents an uncompromising and ‘proper’ architecture at ease with the majestic presence of surrounding mature trees.
Its delicate arboreal structure wrapped in an armature of stone, Ripon Collegeʼs new chapel is a subtle synthesis of nature and the sacred. (via ar)
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Convent de Sant Francesc remodeled by architect David Closes is a church located in Santpedor, Spain. Built between 1721 and 1729 by Franciscan priests the church was long abandoned and its convent complex was demolished in 2000. The church renovation began in 2003 and the original building that stood in ruins was enhanced with some modern elements yet the traces of time and wear were preserved as part of the building’s history. The church was turned into an auditorium, cultural space while the upper levels of the chapels are to be turned into a historical archive.
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Beautiful photograph of the ‘Duomo di Milano’ / the Milan Cathedral, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary Nascent), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in the Italian state territory.
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Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore in Maastricht, Netherlands. Amsterdam based Merkx + Girod architects transformed this 13th century Dominican church into an impressive contemporary bookstore that now welcomes more than 700.000 visitors each year. / photographs by Roos Aldershoff