travel world architecture religious

Good religious architecture takes design one step further and requires that it both shelter adequately and relay the essence of a faith.
While not a member of organized religion, where ever I travel I make a point to visit the local churches where I hope to get insight to the culture and the history of it's people.

The ratings shown on these projects are an expression of my own personal tastes and evaluations.
Was the project groundbreaking? Were the spaces inspirational? Was there order and consistently in the design?
How well were the details handled? How was art integrated into the structure? How was the overall experience?


Travel Fanatics Unlimited Ratings:

*****  excellent       ****  very good       ***  average/good       **  poor       *  terrible      


unless otherwise noted all images copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc


asia

world travel
architecture
religious

awaji water temple

awaji
japan

architect:
tadao ando

****

world travel
architecture
religious

entsuji temple

kyoto
japan

architect:
unidentified

****

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architecture
religious

fushimi inari taisha shrine

tokyo
japan

architect:
unidentified

****

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architecture
religious

ginkaku-ji temple

kyoto
japan

founder:
ashikaga yoshimasa

****

world travel
architecture
religious

hoi quan quang dong

hoi an
vietnam

architect:
unidentified

***1/2

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architecture
religious

jade emperor pagoda

ho chi minh city
vietnam

architect:
unidentified

***1/2

world travel
architecture
religious

loc tho pagoda

nha trang
vietnam

architect:
unidentified

****

world travel
architecture
religious

senso-ji buddhist temple

tokyo
japan

founder:
kaisho

****

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architecture
religious

shisendoi temple

kyoto
japan

architect:
unidentified

****

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architecture
religious

temples and places of worship

da nang
vietnam

architects:
unidentified

***1/2

world travel
architecture
religious

temples near phu my

phy my
vietnam

architects:
unidentified

***1/2


the caribbean

world travel
architecture
religious

immaculate conception co-cathedral

basseterre
st kitts and nevis

architect:
unidentified

****

world travel
architecture
religious

saint louis cathedral

fort-de-france
martinique

architect:
pierre-henri picq

***1/2


europe

world travel
architecture
religious

alexander nevsky cathedral

tallinn, estonia

architect:
mikhail preobrazhensky

****

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architecture
religious

basilica dei santi giovanni e paolo

venice
italy

architect:
unidentified

***1/2

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architecture
religious

basilica san marco

venice
italy

architect:
unidentified

*****

world travel
architecture
religious

berliner dom

berlin
germany

architects:
bohme, boumann, schinkel, raschdorff

****

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architecture
religious

chiesa di san giacomo di rialto

venice
italy

architect:
unidentified

****

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architecture
religious

christchurch cathedral

dublin
ireland

architect:
unidentified

***

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architecture
religious

church of san francesco della vigna

venice
italy

architect:
jacopo sansovino

***1/2

world travel
architecture
religious

church of the XI appostles
santi apostoli


venice
italy

architect:
unidentified

****

world travel
architecture
religious

ebenau parish church

ebenau
austria

architect:
unidentified

***

world travel
architecture
religious

florence cathedral
santa margarita del fiore


florence
italy

architects:
di cambio, brunelleschi, de fabris

*****

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architecture
religious

hallstatt parish church

hallstatt
austria

architect:
unidentified

****

world travel
architecture
religious

heiliger martin von tour

st martin am tennengebirge
austria

architect:
unidentified

****

world travel
architecture
religious

notre dame

paris
france

****1/2

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architecture
religious

notre dame du haut

ronchamp
france

architect:
corbusier

*****

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architecture
religious

orthodox metropolitan cathedral

thira
santorini, greece

architect:
unidentified

*****


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architecture
religious

the pantheon

rome
italy

architect:
unidentified

****

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architecture
religious

piazza dei miracoli

pisa
italy

architect:
buscheto, rainaldo, diotisalvi, pisano

*****

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architecture
religious

protestant church of reconciliation

dachau
germany

architect:
unidentified

***1/2

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europe
architecture
religious

sacre-coeur basilica

paris, france

architect:
paul abadie

****


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architecture
religious

sagrada familia

barcelona
spain

architect:
antoni gaudi

*****

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architecture
religious

ste chapelle

paris
france

architect (pos):
pierre of montreuil

****1/2

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architecture
religious

salzburger dom

salzburg
austria

architect:
santino solari

****

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architecture
religious

san francesco della vigna

venice
italy

architect:
unidentified

***1/2

world travel
architecture
religious

sant andrea della valle

rome
italy

architect:
della porta, olivieri

****

world travel
architecture
religious

st carthage's parish church

lismore
ireland

architect:
unidentified

****

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architecture
religious

st george's church

dinkelsbuhl
germany

architect:
nikolaus eseler

****

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architecture
religious

st giles cathedral

edinburgh
scotland, uk

architect:
various

****1/2

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architecture
religious

st nicholas

talllinn, estonia

***1/2

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architecture
religious

stiftskirche st martin und st severus

munstermaifeld
germany

architect:
unidentified

***1/2

world travel
architecture
religious

st jacobs

rothenburg obt der tauber
germany

architect:
unidentified

****

world travel
architecture
religious

st magnus cathedral

kirkwall
scotland uk

architect:
unidentified

***1/2

world travel
architecture
religious

st peter's basilica

vatican city

architect:
bramante, michelangelo, et al

****

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architecture
religious

siena cathedral

siena
italy

architect:
di agostino, pisano, crescentino

****

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architecture
religious

temppelioaukio church

helsinki
finland

architects:
timo & tuomo suomalainen

*****


north america

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architecture
religious

chapel of the holy cross

sedona
arizona, usa

architect:
marguerite brunswig staude

****

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architecture
religious

church of christ of the light

oakland
california, usa

architect:
craig w hartman

*****

world travel
architecture
religious

lds conference center

salt lake city
utah,usa

architect:
zgf architects llp

****

world travel
architecture
religious

salt lake temple

salt lake city
utah, usa

architect:
truman o angell

****

world travel
architecture
religious

st george tabernacle

st george
utah, usa

architect:
miles romney

****

world travel
architecture
religious

st george temple

st george
utah, usa

architect:
truman o angell

****

world travel
architecture
religious

st marys cathedral

san francisco
california, usa

architect:
nervi, belluschi, et al

****

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architecture
religious

unitarian church

madison
wisconsin, usa

architect:
frank lloyd wright

****


south america

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architecture
religious

popa monestery

cartagena
columbia

architect:
unidentified

***1/2


south pacific

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architecture
religious

churches of papeete

papeete
tahiti

architects:
unidentified

***




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