The temples, which were exclusive examples of modern architecture
Temple in the understanding of most people should have to answer the classical architectural canons corresponding particular religion. But this view is most likely related to our notions of conservatism religion. For Orthodox Christians, it is true. ROC is proud of its traditions and the fact that does not change them for hundreds of years. However, not all religions are guided by these dogmas.
Ribbon Chapel - Wedding chapel
Is this a spiral miracle in Japan, on the island of Honshu. Architect - famous Hiroshi Nakamura - has managed to create a building structure itself which tells the story of a happy love. This project has no walls, ceiling and floor in the usual sense - their functions are performed by two spiral staircase wrapped around the chapel. Wedding ceremony is that the bride and groom, each in its own way, alone rise to the top, where they meet with each other and with stunning views from this point. With this arrangement, a coil supports and reinforces the other, and together they create even enough seismic-solid structure.
Reading between the lines (Reading between the lines) - transparent church
The two young Belgian architect Peteryan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenberg able to create a unique building that looks almost transparent. It consists entirely of metal plates and bonding them jumpers. With small size of the building weight is 30 tons. Despite this, the classic silhouette of a German church, seems to float in the air. It is an unusual architectural object in a very picturesque place, which can be reached only on foot - this is another idea of its creators. The play of light and pristine nature create the church visitors a special mood and give rise to many thoughts of the soul, faith, man and his place in this world.
Hallgrímskirkja - Church Hadlgrimyura
Hallgrimskirkja - Lutheran Church, is the fourth tallest building in Iceland. It is built in the center of Reykjavik and is dedicated to the national leader of the 17th century Hadlgrimyuru Pétursson. It usually causes very different associations in people - with the eruption of the volcano, with stalactites, with ice hummocks or body. By the way, the body it really is - a unique tool weighing 25 tons was created specifically for this church the famous German master. Hallgrimskirkja - one of the most recognizable buildings in Iceland, which has a rich history and causes of Icelanders have real pride.
Church of Saint-Pierre de Firminy - Church of Saint-Pierre
This monumental building was the last work of the famous modernist architect Le Corbusier. Construction of the temple lasted for more than 40 years. The church is located in a small industrial town of Firminy in central France. It is an old industrial area, therefore, the creator's idea, the church should resemble adobe oven or natural grotto. To create this effect, apply a variety of artistic techniques in the building - small sources of natural light, located on the roof and a unique interior. According to Le Corbusier, "space (the church) should not be overwhelming to prayer could feel quite high, and prayer can breathe in it."
Chapel of the Holy Cross - Holy Cross Chapel
This is a unique structure as grows out of the famous red rocks of Arizona. This unusual Catholic cathedral was built in America in 1956 by the Shtaude. The height of the window with a cross - about 27 meters. Marguerite Staude - a deeply religious man, more than 20 years looking for a place for the temple, which was to become the main work of her life. By the way, it financed the construction of entirely from its own resources and has dedicated the church to his mother. Now this place is visited not only believers but also tourists from around the world. Their number reaches 4 million a year.
Igreja da Santíssima Trindade - Basilica of the Holy Trinity
This church is located in Portugal and one of the largest in the world. It is built in the city of Fatima in honor of the miracle of the Virgin Mary in these places. The inner area of relatively low building is 12 000 square meters. Basilica holds almost 10 000 people. This is a huge modern building is designed for a constant influx of a large number of pilgrims from different countries: it has 5 hours, 50 confessionals, the walls are decorated with quotations from the Bible in 23 languages.
Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia - Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia
This church is unique in its architectural solutions, is the largest Catholic pilgrimage center in the Caribbean. It is located in the Dominican Republic in salvaleón de Higuey. The Basilica was consecrated on January 21, 1971, and since then, this date is considered to be a national holiday for the whole country. On this day, thousands of believers come here to touch the main relic - the miraculous icon of the Holy Virgin Virgen de la Altagracia, patroness of the Dominican Republic.