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Editor’s pickRefurnishing Sweden's oldest christian church

16-08-2018
Kata Farm Church, Varnhems monastery church, Sweden, Oldest Christian Church, Oldest Swedish building, glued laminated timber, pine tar treated wood roof

In 2005, excavations in a hill near Varnhems monastery church let to the discovery of remains of a farm church from the 9th century, testifying that Västergötland was christened 100 years earlier than commonly believed. The ruins belonged to Sweden's oldest Christian church and probably even the oldest Swedish building. Kata was the …

Editor’s pickSpiritual spaces in the woods

09-06-2017
wood, construction, architecture, church, chapel, spiritual spaces

Designing the Joa Chapel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a unique challenge because of the irregular topography of the land. In these natural surroundings where trees kiss the sky in the presence of the sea, worshippers can experience a quiet haven away from urban traffic. The conceptual search for simplicity has guided the design of the project …