ARCHITECTURE & 17 Avant-Garde Churches Bucking the Cathedral Standard

by Amy Schellenbaum, 6/17/14

churchesrounduplead.jpgThere’s no denying that architects, as a whole, have a huge fat crush on churches, chapels, and other houses of the holy. Yes, conversions (whether they be into glossy homes, otherworldly libraries, or ‘rock n roll’ restaurants) are popular, but there’s also ample evidence to support the idea that chapels are really fun to design from scratch, particularly if one could make the building look like a deluge of random crapavant-garde. There’s no shortage of churches that resemble skirts or spools of ribbon or eggs or—well, you get the idea. Here now, 17 wacky churches, from South Korea to Belgium to Calgary, Canada.”

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