Tag: Religious

The western street approach of the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Discussion | Lisa Marie Daunt | 28 Oct 2019

Divine inspiration: Holy Family Catholic Church, Indooroopilly

Deserving of more care and attention, this Indooroopilly Church is an expressive and memorable example of Australian modernist ecclesiastic architecture.

Significant expansion and remodelling work of the Kurt Popper-designed Elwood Talmud Torah occurred in 1972–73.
Projects | Catherine Townsend | 7 Oct 2019

A story of migration, refuge and reconstruction: Elwood Talmud Torah

Viennese émigré Kurt Popper was a remarkable and prolific architect who helped introduce European modernism to the design of Australia’s places of worship.

Muir and Shepherd’s design features distinctive triangular roof forms constructed using a series of prefabricated steel portal A-frames.

A ‘grand collective effort’ in a regional Victorian church

Muir and Shepherd’s church for a small community at Katamatite in northern Victoria represents a remarkable period of architectural experimentation.

The Kooroomba Chapel adapts the traditional chapel form and orchestrates a carefully calibrated balance between architecture and landscape.
Projects | Elizabeth Musgrave | 2 Aug 2019

For love of whimsy: Kooroomba Chapel

Through inventive tectonics, Wilson Architects has overlaid a picturesque landscape experience with allusions to an earlier settler culture.

Glazing on the main facade, a generous forecourt and a covered verandah are designed to make the mosque more visually open.
Projects | Paul Walker | 31 Jul 2019

Radical and poetic: Australian Islamic Centre of Newport

In the western suburbs of Melbourne, a landmark mosque designed by Glenn Murcutt and Elevli Plus assumes a contemporary architectural language that abstracts the conventional symbols of Islamic places of worship.

The building’s structural geometry is derived from the Star of David. Other abstractions of religious symbols include the geometric pattern on the northern glazed wall, which interprets the Seven Species.
Projects | Maryam Gusheh | 30 Jul 2019

Exuberant allegory: Emanuel Synagogue

Lippman Partnership’s exuberant addition to a synagogue campus in Sydney responds to two significant twentieth-century architectural works in a dialogue that reflects the plurality of the Jewish faith.

The proposed Bendigo mosque designed by GKA Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 29 Jul 2019

Construction begins on Bendigo mosque and cultural centre

Designed by GKA Architects, the Bendigo mosque – the subject of bitter protests – will reference local architectural history and the diverse cultures of the Islamic community.

Entry from the street leads to a forecourt. The minaret, traditionally a tower to amplify the call to prayer, here contains the separate women’s entry.
Projects | Mark Raggatt | 24 Jul 2019

A ‘modern architectural masterpiece’: Punchbowl Mosque

In the south-west Sydney suburb of Punchbowl, the ritualistic and formal traditions of the Islamic faith find contemporary expression in a monumental ode to prayer.

Construction begins on Cox Architecture’s Wesley Place tower
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Nov 2017

Construction begins on Cox Architecture’s Wesley Place tower

Work has begun on the construction of a 34-storey tower, designed by Cox Architecture, which will neighbour a historic church in the centre of Melbourne.

Ieoh Ming Pei's Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.
Discussion | Philip Drew | 2 Nov 2017

Building architectural bridges to connect civilizations

Philip Drew expounds on the nuanced relationship between architecture and tolerance with reference to projects in Melbourne, Sydney and Doha.

Architect Angelo Candalepas in the nearly complete mosque at Punchbowl.
News | Linda Cheng | 27 Sep 2017

A 99-domed mosque opens for Sydney Architecture Festival

Angelo Candalepas talks to ArchitectureAU about his nearly-complete mosque in Punchbowl that features 99 dome-shaped reliefs.

The folded geometry of the chapel’s roof, with its ridges and valleys, is reminiscent of the first church buildings in Canterbury, the ‘V-huts’.
Projects | Ian Lochhead | 22 Mar 2017

St Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel

Architectus’s chapel in Christchurch weaves recycled salvaged materials and heritage items into a distinctively modern form.

The Australian Islamic Centre by Glenn Murcutt and Elevli Plus Architects features 96 gold painted lanterns which funnel coloured light into the space below.
News | Linda Cheng | 16 Dec 2016

Crowdfunding sought to complete Murcutt, Elevli Plus’s mosque

The Islamic community of Newport is seeking donations to fund the completion its new mosque in Melbourne’s western suburbs, designed by Glenn Murcutt and Elevli Plus.

The proposed Bendigo mosque designed by GKA Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 29 Nov 2016

The architectural face of Bendigo’s embattled mosque

Designed by GKA Architects, the Bendigo mosque – the subject of bitter protests – will reference local architectural history and the diverse cultures of the Islamic community.

Installation view of Glenn Murcutt: Architecture of Faith at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 9 August 2016 – 19 February 2017.
Discussion | Sam Bowker | 27 Sep 2016

The Australian Mosque

Islamic art historian Sam Bowker discusses Australia’s “remarkable” pieces of mosque architecture, from humble sheds to Glenn Murcutt and Elevli Plus’s “first truly contemporary Australian mosque.”

Glenn Murcutt's sketch of the Australian Islamic Centre by Glenn Murcutt and Elevli Plus Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 3 Aug 2016

Murcutt’s ‘extraordinary enlightenment’: Australian Islamic Centre

Australia’s only Pritzker Prize Laureate Glenn Murcutt’s latest collaborative project will be the subject of a new exhibition at the NGV.

Christchurch Transitional Cathedral by Shigeru Ban Architects.
People | Andrew Barrie | 18 Jul 2013

Shigeru Ban and the Cardboard Cathedral

Shigeru Ban talks about the Cardboard Cathedral nearing completion in Christchurch.

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