Brutalism and the Church

This church is located on a hill in Mauer, on the outskirts of Vienna, Austria.  It is the brainchild of sculptor Fritz Wotruba’s life the project’s architect, Fritz G. Mayr, is often forgotten, and was constructed in the mid-1970s.  Mayr completed the project a year after Wotruba’s death, enlarging the artist’s clay model to create a functional walk-in concrete sculpture., … Continue reading Brutalism and the Church

Stained Glass windows at MOCA

These stained glass windows were created expressly for  the exhibition ‘art in the streets. ’   They were completed with students from the city of angels public school in los angeles. The artist erected panels in the schoolyard and requested that they be tagged for source material.  The resulting boards were placed behind a medieval silhouette, … Continue reading Stained Glass windows at MOCA

Wooden Church “the asplund chapel”

all images by alessandra chemollo These are the first photographs from the 16th international architecture exhibition of  the ‘asplund chapel’, designed by MAP studio and built by ALPI. It was conceived as a prelude to the exhibition.  The structure displays Asplund’s architectural drawings for the original woodland chapel — located at skogskyrkogården cemetery in Sweden, south of Stockholm. The chapel measures 33 square meters,  … Continue reading Wooden Church “the asplund chapel”

Icelandic Church on lights

‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos zotes and thessia machado image by jón oskar hauksson ‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos zotes and chris jordan.        image by kristjan söebeck ‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos zotes and coco karol image by jón oskar hauksson ‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos zotes image by ragnar th sigurðsson ‘rafmögnuð náttúra’ by marcos … Continue reading Icelandic Church on lights

Kimisis August 15th

Eleni Sakellis August 15, 2017 The Panagia and Christ Child icon. Photo by Eleni Sakellis NEW YORK – The Kimisis tis Theotokou or the Dormition of the Theotokos on August 15, is also known as the Pascha of Summer, celebrates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, when the Holy Mother of Jesus Christ and therefore, the … Continue reading Kimisis August 15th

Lovely church in So. Africa

The UK firm Steyn Studio has completed the design of a chapel in South Africa’s western cape province. set within a vineyard, the building’s sculptural form mirrors the outline of the surrounding mountain ranges, while simultaneously referencing the region’s distinctive cape dutch architecture. noticeably designed without a traditional spire, the roof canopy has been constructed … Continue reading Lovely church in So. Africa

Our Lady of Loreto in Brooklyn

 The New York Times reported back in August that the RC Church, Our Lady of Loreto in Brooklyn will be closed.  No surprise there as the RC church is looking to downsize in their stronghold of American cities, as Roman Catholics have fled the cities following the Protestants forty years earlier. What's sad is the … Continue reading Our Lady of Loreto in Brooklyn

Churches: Russian Byzantine Catholic

St John the Baptist, his name day is today.Across the street, I guess sorta diagonally, is the Russian Byzantine Catholic Church.  If that designation is unfamiliar to you, then you must not live in Pennsylvania.  All of their  churches are listed as located in this state, and it is one of the largest reasons that despite … Continue reading Churches: Russian Byzantine Catholic

Churches: Cathedral of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic. It is on the southeast coast of the island of Hispaniola, at the mouth of the Ozama River.It is also the oldest permanent city established by Europeans in the Western Hemisphere & the seat of the oldest Roman Catholic archbishopric in the Americas.It was founded in … Continue reading Churches: Cathedral of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Coptic Orthodox and Egypt

The vast majority of Egyptians are now Muslims, forcibly converted over the centures from Coptic Christianity but some have held on with varying degrees of political and economic power over the centuries because of  their once  dominant position.  Many converted though as the Moslems started to win and gain more territory through jihad &  so … Continue reading Coptic Orthodox and Egypt