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The Church of Seliger Pater Rupert Mayer: A Rectangular Church Clad With 15,000 White, Three-Dimensional Tiles

The Church of Seliger Pater Rupert Mayer was constructed by Munich studio Merc Architekten in the town of Poing, near Munich, Germany. This religious building is clad with a ceramic crown with 15,000 white, three-dimensional tiles. The church can accommodate 220 worshippers and it is set to be a landmark in the growing town of Poing. As the name implies, the church is dedicated to a German priest named Rupert Mayer. He is known for his movement in the Catholic resistance to the Nazis in Munich. The church comprises two visually distinct elements. The single-story base was made of grey stone blocks developed from molasses or a type of gravel found in the region. Above the base, there’s an impressive sculptural roof clad in reflective white tiles. The combination creates a contrast to represent a vision of heaven and earth, immanence and transcendence. Four geometric elements have formed the roof

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5 Astounding Religious Architectures You Should Know in Asia

Asian countries have a lot of mesmerizing architectures in a wide number of styles. One interesting architectural aspect we should get to know in the continent is its religious buildings. We have briefly discussed Turkey’s Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia as well as Vietnam’s Marble Mountains and India’s Dilwara Temple, but apparently, there are more sacred buildings in Asia beyond these three buildings. Let’s check what else we have in store for you! Pura Tanah Lot Situated upon a rock offshore of Bali, Indonesia, Pura Tanah Lot is a part of a chain of seven sea temples developed along the southwestern coast. Although only Balinese can enter the temple, many tourists are interested to see the site from the outside. The temple is a place of worship to Balinese sea gods and serves as an important place of pilgrimage. Prambanan Another sacred site that is located in Indonesia, Yogyakarta to

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5 Stunning Sacred Buildings Around The World

These religious buildings have their own distinctive feature, however, all of them are standing proudly on unique settings with the emphasize on their amazing architecture designs. What are these religious buildings? Let’s check the list below! Mont Saint-Michel, France Mont Saint-Michel is situated just 600 meters from the Normandy coastline, standing with a mesmerizing and mysterious beauty at the tallest point of the small rock formation. This Gothic-style building was finished in 1523 and can be accessed only at low tide after crossing the shores and going through the steep streets. The Marble Mountains, Vietnam The Marble Mountains or in the local language is Ngu Hanh Son are a series of five towering mountains stood in Danang City, Vietnam. The mountains were named after metal, fire, earth, wood, and water. Inside, there are Hindu and Buddhist grottos built in the 19th century. One of the grottos called the Huyen Khong

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Zen Center At Baoguosi Buddhism Temple Designed By Approach Architecture Studio

Baoguosi Buddhism Temple is located in Sichuan Province, around a remote mountain area. The Zen Center’s site is also in the area and it was previously a teahouse built in the 1970s. Both sites are situated between the quiet forests and mountains. It is hidden among the trees so that it won’t break the relationship between the surrounding nature and the buildings. Some trees are preserved or transplanted to create a landscape or an inner courtyard. This set up naturally links the site with its environment. Preserved from the teahouse, the look of the small courtyard with the rock garden wasn’t changed. But to increase the capacity of the original teahouse, the footprint to the new building was expanded. In return, it forms a large opened-roof terrace intended for the meditation hall on the upper floor. Due to the difficulties of the transportation for the heavy-duty construction machinery and materials,

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The Ecumenical Chapel: A Non-Religious Chapel to Meditate in Morelos, Mexico

The Ecumenical Chapel was designed by BNKR on a 170-meter-square area in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Commenced in 2013, the chapel was developed based on the requests of some customers who visited the Estancia Chapel in the country. The idea of the Ecumenical Chapel is to create a non-religious chapel to meditate. The chapel was designed to be more discreet compared to the Estancia Chapel design. Hence, the designing team created a chapel that could not be seen from the outside but the design ought to be spectacular. The inside look of the Ecumenical Chapel should be hidden from the outside. Here’s the closer look of the chapel which is situated under the ground. The spectacular design means that the clients wanted to feel something special upon entering and staying in the chapel. They wanted to have a similar feeling as to when they visited the Estancia Chapel or Sunset Chapel.

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The Australian Islamic Center: The First Contemporary Australian Mosque

The Australian Islamic Center is the first truly contemporary Australian Mosque located in Newport, Melbourne. Built by Elevli Plus and Glenn Murcutt, the mosque is a representation of a new perception of Islam in Australia as the country with the growing number of the Muslim population. In addition, this project is intended to bring out the new interpretation of mosques as a future part of Australia’s suburbs. When designing this mosque, Murcutt took into account modernist principles combined with the traditional contexts of the Muslim community. He also designed the building to highlight its transparency and openness in order to offer a new look inside walls that traditionally closed to outsiders, acting as a form of communication. The construction commenced from 2006 to 2018. The project’s brief was to design a modern and Australian building that would instigate a positive interpretation of the mosque as an architectural feature of suburban