17.5 x 21 cm
- Kirche für zwei Konfessionen in Freiburg (kister scheithauer gross)
- Pfarrzentrum in Podersdorf (lichtblau.wagner architekten)
- Neue Synagoge in Dresden (Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch)
- Sehitlik Moschee in Berlin (Muharrem Hilmi Senalp)
The volume presents sacral structures built in Germany, Austria and Switzerland between 1995 and 2005 for faith-based communities of different persuasions. For the first time is such a wide spectrum covered in one publication. Succinct explanatory texts from the architecture journalist Till Whöhler complement the multiple color illustrations, conveying a deeper understanding of the architecture. In light of the rising importance of non-Christian confessions in traditionally Christian countries, a documentation of current tendencies in sacral architecture is of special interest. As it becomes apparent from the book, are cubature and inner space of Jewish and Christian architecture have undergone a substantial objectification. This development can have a sobering effect on the visitors’ spiritual experience or to the contrary, initiate a more refined perception of it. By comparison, the new Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist structures retain their traditional appearance and a self-contained style.