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Category: Religious

March 22, 2017 /

Sayama Forest Chapel
Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Tokyo, Japan

A small multi-religious chapel located near a protected forest in the corner of the Sayama cemetery, in the vast suburbs of Tokyo. The minimalist and poetic chapel devoted to multi-religious contemplation is designed by the Tokyo architect Hiroshi Nakamura.

January 18, 2017 /

Baitur Rauf Jame Mosque
Marina Tabassum Architects
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Marina Tabassum's Baitur Rauf Jame Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, utilizes simple, unadorned materials and vernacular construction techniques to immense effect, emphasizing the interplay of light and shadow, and creating a space for religious reverie and transcendence.

January 16, 2017 /

Islev Church
Inger and Johannes Exner
Copenhagen, Denmark

The monumental brick form of Islev church, designed in the 1960s by Inger and Johannes Exner, is a seminal work of Danish modernism. The church is defined by its relentless use of rough red brick that frames church rituals, provides material continuity and creates a strong formal expression.

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