All posts filed under “Religious

St John's Abbey Church

ST. JOHN’S ABBEY CHURCH | Collegeville

LOCATION: 2900 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 56321 ARCHITECT: Marcel Breuer DATES: 1958-1961 NOTES: The Abbey Church was placed the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Site Visit: Tues Sept 30, 2014 _______________________________________ RELATED LINKS St John’s University Archives – St John’s Abbey Church St […]

Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut de Ronchamp

CHAPELLE NOTRE DAME DU HAUT DE RONCHAMP | Ronchamp

LOCATION: 13 Rue de la Chapelle, Ronchamp, France ARCHITECT: Le Corbusier DATES: 1953-1955 NOTES: Designated “Monument Historique” in 1967 Site Visit: Mon Aug 11 2014 __________________________________ RELEVANT LINKS Monument Historique Database Entry Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut – Ref No. PA00102263

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MARIENDOM PILGRIMAGE CHURCH | Neviges

LOCATION: Loeher St, 42553 Velbert, Germany ARCHITECT: Gottfried Böhm DATES: 1966-1968 NOTES: Gottfried Böhm’s design was selected as the winning entry in an open competition held in 1963. Site Visit: Thurs Aug 07 2014 _______________________________ RELEVANT LINKS ArchDaily Classics: Mariendom

Couvent de la Tourette

COUVENT DE LA TOURETTE | Éveux

LOCATION: Route de la Tourette, 69210 Éveux, France ARCHITECT: Le Corbusier (with Iannis Xénakis) DATES: 1956-1960 (Designs begun in 1953) NOTES: Classified as a “Monument Historique” in 1979; the building underwent extensive restorations between 2006-2013 Site Visit: Weds Jul 16-Fri Jul 18 2014 (2 night […]

Chiesa dell Autostrade

CHIESA DELL’ AUTOSTRADA | Florence

LOCATION: Via Limite, Campi Bisenzio Firenze, Italy ARCHITECT: Giovanni Michelucci DATES: 1960-1963 NOTES: Also known as Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista; Chiesa dell’ Autostrada translates to “Church of the Highway”. Site Visit: Mon Jun 23 2014 ______________________________ RELATED LINKS http://www.turismo.intoscana.it/allthingstuscany/tuscanyarts/chiesa-autostrada-highway-church/

Tomba Brion-Vega

TOMBA BRION-VEGA | San Vito D’Altivole

LOCATION: Via Brioni, 28, Altivole Treviso, Italy ARCHITECT: Carlo Scarpa DATES: 1969-1977 Site Visit: Mon June 16 2014 ______________________________ For starters, the satisfaction of simply reaching this place is significant. Located in rather remote village outside of Venice, the Tomb is reached by means of […]

Christian Science Center

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PLAZA | Boston

LOCATION: 210 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA USA ARCHITECT: I.M. Pei & Associates DATES: 1968-1973 NOTES: Landmarked by Boston Landmark Commission (2011). Due to lagging church attendance, the complex is currently under redevelopment. In the past six years, the Church has consolidated all of its operations […]

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ST BASIL CATHOLIC CHURCH | Los Angeles

LOCATION: 3611 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90005 ARCHITECT: A. C. Martin & Associates, Emmet L. Wemple DATES: 1969 NOTES: Site Visit: Mon Apr 07 2014 _______________________________   RELATED LINKS https://www.laconservancy.org/locations/st-basil-catholic-church http://www.stbasilchurch-la.org/

Approach to St Bride's from the City Centre

ST BRIDE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH | East Kilbride

LOCATION: Platthorn Drive, East Kilbride, Scotland [55.7629°N, 4.1682°W] ARCHITECT: Gillespie, Kidd & Coia DATES: 1957-1964 NOTES: Grade A listed (1994), RIBA Bronze Medal Located just a few miles southwest of Glasgow, St Bride’s Roman Catholic Church is one of Scotland’s better known examples of Brutalist […]