Contemporary "Cathedral Fold" by Axis Mundi

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New York-based architecture office Axis Mundi has designed a place of worship in Strasbourg, France called ‘Cathedral Fold’. "Composed of a series of pleated concrete arches, the proposal features both subtle and dramatic design characteristics that together create a new and contemporary place of worship. Glazed in between the folds of the concrete roof form, the cathedral opens up to the north and the south, supplying a generous volume of light for the interior space. The floor plan is plugged into the site, submerging the ‘cruciform’ layout below grade. A low-angle ramp leads the visitors into the cathedral where the foundational footings of the concrete folds accent the space in a rhythmic manner."

 

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2 Comments
  1. Mark

    VERY interesting, but what the %(*$ is up with the faux block Milan Cathedral facade? It ruins the entire concept of this building. Simplicity and elegance ruined by illogical over-design.

  2. aisha

    wo0w awesome !