Tag: Sacred Spaces

Holy Trinity Memorial Church in Canberra, ACT, by Frederick Romberg of Grounds, Romberg and Boyd (1961). The square-planned, “tent-roofed” Lutheran church was designed as a dual-purpose space combining worship and social functions.

Constructing faith: Postwar religious buildings in Australia

This guest-edited Dossier examines how new ideas in ecclesiastical architecture helped to establish culture and community in Australia’s fledgling suburbs.

Fr Mauro Enjuanes showing the model of the cathedral to a group of local residents, c. 1959. Accession number 74893P.

The ambition of Pier Luigi Nervi’s unbuilt country cathedral

An ambitious yet ultimately unrealized design for a cathedral in a monastic town in Western Australia by influential engineer-architect Pier Luigi Nervi reveals the growing modernist vocabulary for church buildings during the postwar period.

The Church of the Incarnation in Lindisfarne, Tasmania, designed by Lindsay Wallace Johnston, was a radical attempt to realize a liturgically driven, non-monumental modern church architecture that aimed to build community.
Discourse | Stuart King | 30 Oct 2019

A church that projected progressivist ideals in Tasmanian suburbia

Now painted white and carpeted in blue, this church in Tasmania is a rare example of brutalism allied to postwar liturgical reform.

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.
Review | Elizabeth Richardson | 1 Oct 2019

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.