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Building Types – Religious

Sistine Chapel

  The Sistine Chapel is much in the news these days.  Even though you can’t get in to see it because of the papal election process taking place right now inside the Chapel, there are ways to explore the space and its famous frescoes virtually.  Try, for instance, this 360 degree …

Cardboard cathedral in New Zealand

  Cardboard cathedral being built in earthquake hit Christchurch – short news clip (1:45 min) about Shigeru Ban’s design for a cathedral made of cardboard tubes which is to replace the structure destroyed last year by earthquake.  The city wants to use the cardboard building, designed to hold 700 people, …

Helsinki Chapel of Silence

    Kamppi Chapel of Silence – small chapel in a busy urban section of Helsinki was designed by K2S Architects. Light touching down on the curved surface and the feeling of warm materials define the space. The chapels inner walls are made of thick oiled alder planks. The furniture is …