Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

Our Lady of Kapiti church wins at architecture awards

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Honoured at the Te Kāhui Whaihanga Architecture Awards at the Embassy Theatre earlier this month, our Lady of Kāpiti Parish Church by DLA Architects was one of the winners in the Public Architecture category. The building collects and connects two Kāpiti parishes and three former churches under one roof with the design showing the parishes’ Read more

Two Church schools in Christchurch win architects’ awards

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Two Church schools were among the buildings recognised at the Canterbury Architecture Awards last week. Catherine McAuley Centre at Villa Maria College received an award in the public architecture category. The jury noted of this project, “The building’s pleated corten cladding references the memory of Catherine McAuley and her protective shawl and provides an exterior that Read more

Tomb with a view wins award

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Auckland’s most stylish new buildings have been announced and a smart empty mausoleum is the most unusual winner in the big lineup. Apartments, houses, office blocks, a library and other public buildings are on the list of the Institute of Architects’ Auckland branch winners, The biggest surprise in the top 48 buildings was an anonymous Read more

Chch bishop: Modernist church designs haven’t helped liturgy

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Generally, modernist styles of church design have not served the liturgy well, the Bishop of Christchurch has written in a new document. Bishop Barry Jones has issued “The House of God”, to inform and guide Christchurch diocese in the task of building churches. Aimed at parishes wanting to build or repair and strengthen a church Read more

Whimsical Churches in Far-Flung Polynesia

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

If you travel to some of the remotest islands of Polynesia, churches are probably not uppermost in your mind — sensuous wahines perhaps, slowly gyrating grass-skirted hips, lilting music, Edenic beaches, but churches? Yet they are among the more striking sights you’ll find on the furthest-flung islands in the South Pacific. It’s hard to get Read more

Congregation for Divine Worship is restructured

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has been restructured. The main change is an office to promote the development and use of appropriate liturgical art, architecture and music. The office will provide advice, encouragement and guidance, but it will not attempt to impose specific styles, according to Marist Father Anthony Ward, undersecretary Read more

Crackdown on church architecture imminent

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Following on from a new translation of the Mass in English, Vatican Insider reports the Congregation for Divine Worship will establish a new team to regulate church architecture and promote singing in the liturgy. The team will be tasked to put a stop to garage-style churches and boldly shaped structures and, it is reported, will have Read more