Punchbowl Mosque features on the cover of L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui
Punchbowl Mosque features on the cover of L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, April 2021
AA asks the question “Should one practice the religion one builds for? What can the architect bring to the building of sacred spaces other than what is taught by the priest, the imam, the rabbi or the pastor?”
The answers lie in this thought-provoking issue which “explores contemporary places of worship which make master builders of their architects” – Tadao Ando, Candalepas Associates, Álvaro Siza, Manuel Herz Architects, Atelier Masōmī and Studio Chahar etc.
AA calls “for churches to go back to being public places that represent the common space… Building the sacred without sacralising, seeing our temples as spaces for gathering as well as spaces for celebration: perhaps this is how our places of worship will evolve in the future”.
Photography: Rory Gardiner
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