Author: CHB

Melbourne’s Atrium of Holy Angels Mausoleum

The Atrium of Holy Angels Mausoleum is located in one of Melbourne’s major urban cemeteries, Fawkner Memorial Park in Sydney Road Fawkner, which is managed by the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. The Trust commissioned Harmer Architecture to design the mausoleum as a fourth stage to the nearby Holy Angels Mausoleum complex also designed by Harmer Architecture. The mausoleum provides above ground burial for 672 people within in situ concrete crypts which are arranged on top of each other on 6 levels and in eight separate blocks located around a central landscaped courtyard. The new Atrium of Holy Angels Mausoleum...

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New Apostolic Church in Lausanne, Switzerland

The extension of Lausanne’s New Apostolic Church was designed to draw out the existing building’s intrinsic qualities. We felt it was essential to follow the clear diagonal lines that underpin the organisation of its spaces and circulation flows, and which are its defining features. The new building was conceived in a way that seeks to honour and preserve its existing spatial concepts, while at the same time adding a contemporary quality of lightness and openness. The extension went in tandem with a renovation of the existing structure, so as to combine the qualities of the old with a forward-looking...

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Installation at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Over View ​by FreelandBuck is a permanent site-specific ceiling installation at ​Museum Lab​, the ​Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s​ expansion into the former Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side. The installation was commissioned as part of the restoration of the historic building, which provides a new museum for older kids offering cutting-edge experiences in art tech and learning, as well as activities and spaces for a new charter school. Over View​ is a three-dimensional drawing of the space it occupies, the central lobby of the former Carnegie Library space, in its original state. The 34-foot x...

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Transformation of 19th century church boosted with £43,197 grant

A Dumfries and Galloway church built in 1865 as a Free Church before becoming a Roman Catholic Chapel in 1876 has been awarded £43,197 by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) for a project to transform it into a performance arts venue. The B-listed St Joseph’s Church in Creetown is being redeveloped by The Creetown Building Preservation Trust as part of a £324,697 project. This funding by HES has been awarded as part of the heritage body’s Historic Environment Repair Grant programme which supports works to buildings or ancient monuments which are of special architectural, historic or archaeological significance across Scotland....

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The Church of the Penitent Thief

  INOUTarchitettura, LADO architetti, LAMBER + LAMBER 1056.0 m2 2019 Pulce, Italy Initiated in 2010, the project for the new sacred space rises from a strongly participatory process shared with the whole community: a church that does not sacrifice its symbolic and evocative dimensions, while striving to be recognizable and inclusive. Taking a cue from the archetypal image of a church, the design seeks an architecture devoid of piety, to loyally reflect the essence yet be immediately readable: sober, solemn, but not monumental. It echoes the mysticism of everyday life.   The wall casing is light in color, evoking...

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