An Oasis of StillnessBy Rebecca W. E. Edmunds, Assoc. AIA
Sacred Ancestors: Images of Unity and PeaceBy Richard S. Vosko, Hon. AIA
Divining the Art of the DivineBy David Pfeifer, AIA
Volume 46, Issue 4
2013 Annual Awards Issue
This year’s awards program seems to verify trends seen in previous years, trends that appear to still be registering the reverberations of the downtown in the construction industry, which is yet climbing out of its slump. The trend over the past year has been an uptick in the number of projects submitted in the renovation and restoration categories. This year, 23 projects were submitted...
Capturing the Quiet Life and Spirit of a Storefront Church
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On a Sunday in July 2012, I attended a church service in the front room of a small storefront in North Carolina. I was told that the church, led by the young Pastor Lonnie Dubois, had only started meeting the Sunday before. The humble space, … [Read More...]
We are all broken, in some way.
Many feel broken spiritually, which draws us to a faith community, perhaps in the hope that our brokenness will find mending. Others are physically broken: arms and legs that don’t do what we want them to do, eyes that don’t see as well as they once did, ears that lose the highs and lows of prayer and song in the world around us. Some of us are broken from birth, while the abilities of others have been gnawed by the tooth of time. … [Read More...]
On the first anniversary of her passing, the Board of Directors of Faith & Form has instituted a fund in memory of Betty Meyer, Hon. AIA, who served as editor of Faith & Form for many years and encouraged excellence in religious architecture and art. The purpose of the fund is to support the on-going publication of Faith & Form, to help sustain the journal that Betty loved and dedicated herself to.
Contributions to the Betty Meyer Memorial Fund, which are fully tax deductible, are welcome. … [Read More...]
In beginning the design of a place of worship, many architects value analysis but distrust intuition. They have been taught the Modernist dogma that design is an objective, problem-solving process in which the client’s program of functional requirements is absolute. However, analytical thinking and problem solving alone are inadequate for the creation of a work of religious architecture that evokes in us a sense of awe or that is capable of resonating with our deepest joy, … [Read More...]
There is a potent takeaway message embedded within the recent multi-billion-dollar valuation of Beats, a popular music streaming application that incorporates “ultra-high quality” headphones: People are concerned about the quality of what they listen to.
Our strivings for acoustic perfection did not begin in our electronic world; they have been a central part of sacred spaces and rituals throughout history. From the dawn of building, sacred spaces were designed with sound … [Read More...]
A Roman Catholic Cardinal at the Vatican has lashed out at the designers of modern churches, pointing a finger at architects such as Mario Botta, whom he sees as defying the purpose church design, and only interested in winning … [Read More...]
Faith & Form, established in 1967 as the Journal of the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), is published as a nonprofit educational service to the professional, religious, and lay communities.