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then it probably consumes the ENTIRE budged of the christian congregation that built it, for cooling.
Someone mentioned it had no air conditioning, which is common in coastal California.


Great thread btw, enjoyed all the pics.
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Waterfall that cascades down the front of the building. Fed by underground water source found during excavation.




Some very interesting stats on the LDS conference center. It seats 21,200 making it the largest building of its kind in the world. Theater style seating, with completely unobstructed views. It has a 3 acre green roof of local grasses and trees. The granite cladding was quarried in Cottonwood Canyon, where Brigham Young oversaw the original quarrying of granite for the Salt Lake City Temple in the 1890's.
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has any architect ever worked with concrete as poetically as kenzo? i don't think so.
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Le Corbusier may be a controversial architect, but he is a pretty clear master of badass churching.

Notre Dame du Haut:


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Firminy Church


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La Tourette monastery (he instructed the monks who built it to chisel crude control joints and cracks into the concrete):


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Oh, also I gotta rep some love for the hometown:

Annunciation Greek Orthodox church in Wauwatosa WI, by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of his last realized projects.


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This ethereal, astounding beauty is the Baha'i Temple in Wilmette, Illinois.


Credit: Aereoplain@Flickr



In my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful and perfect, if not THE most beautiful and perfect, religious building in the world.




Credit: ShutterRunner@Flickr



French-Canadian architect Louis Bourgeois dedicated more than 8 exhausting years to finish the architectural drawings and blueprints.
The temple's cornerstone was laid in 1912 and construction was completed in 1953. Its circular design consists of 9 sides, and symbolizes unity with God and acceptance of all religions, sects and races of the world.




Credit: Laura_1976@Flickr


It stands on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, surrounded by an immaculately manicured garden featuring multiple water features and walkways that meander through vibrant flowerbeds and lush foliage.


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^ shit, if my church growing up had been that freaking bad-ass, maybe i'd still be believer!
I've attended a First Communion there, it's spectacular inside. As good as some of the pics in this thread have been, the concrete really has to be seen in person to appreciate it. Amazing church!
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For as big as Lakewood is, it's very nice especially considering what it looked like as the Compaq Center during the Rockets' final days there.
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The Church of the Holy Cross in Sedona, AZ is pretty badass. Frank Lloyd Wright.



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I agree. This place was amazing when I visited. I am Catholic, and this place almost made me want to change to Baha'i.

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This ethereal, astounding beauty is the Baha'i Temple in Wilmette, Illinois.


Credit: Aereoplain@Flickr



In my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful and perfect, if not THE most beautiful and perfect, religious building in the world.




Credit: ShutterRunner@Flickr



French-Canadian architect Louis Bourgeois dedicated more than 8 exhausting years to finish the architectural drawings and blueprints.
The temple's cornerstone was laid in 1912 and construction was completed in 1953. Its circular design consists of 9 sides, and symbolizes unity with God and acceptance of all religions, sects and races of the world.




Credit: Laura_1976@Flickr


It stands on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, surrounded by an immaculately manicured garden featuring multiple water features and walkways that meander through vibrant flowerbeds and lush foliage.


Credit: multisanti@Flickr



Credit: pov_steve@Flickr



Credit: phototravel1@Flickr
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Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, was never mentioned here and should be listed. As well as being huge, it's also an architectural mix.

Chancel is Italian Renaissance with Gothic vaulting. The Crossing is Byzantine. Remainder is French Gothic.
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A good, beefy church. That's quite a collection of chapels on the east end.

Question: Badass, or trying too hard?



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Montreal has at least three.

1) Oratoire St. Joseph (Lords over the city atop Mount Royal):

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2) Notre-Dame Basilica (Old Montreal)

wikipedia, trekearth

3) Marie Reine du Monde (1/5 replica of St. Peter's in Rome):

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Not exactly badass, in fact somewhat dated and ugly.
St. Pius X. Rock Island, IL. (1963) AKA - The space ship church...Architect - Italo Milani, Rock Island.






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