Temples around the world are unique and surprising architectural diversity. The architecture of temples has a very rich and controversial history, In which, it shows that it began with the construction of temples and spread all the architectural innovation, new styles and trends around the world and Have survived the magnificent places of worship of the great civilizations of the ancient world. also there were many amazing architectural designs of modern religious structures.
Hallgrimskirkja Lutheran Church in Reykjavik, is the fourth tallest building in Iceland. The project was developed by the parish church in 1937 by architect Gudi Nom Samuelson. For the construction of the church they took 38 years. The church is located in the center of Reykjavik, and it’s visible to see from any part of the city. It became one of the main attractions of the city, and is also used as a survey platform.
Las Lajas Cathedral
Las Lajas Cathedral, is One of the most visited churches in Colombia. Construction of the temple was completed in 1948. Neo-Gothic cathedral was built directly on the 30-meter arch bridge connecting the two sides of a deep gorge. care of the temple are two Franciscan community, a Colombia, and the other Ecuador. Thus, the cathedral of Las Lajas was the key to peace and union between the two South American nations.
Notre-Dame-du-On Concrete pilgrimage church, was built in 1950-55 years. In the French city Ronshan. The architect Le Corbusier, not being religious, has agreed to undertake the project, provided that the Catholic Church will give him complete freedom of creative expression. Initially, non-standard building caused violent protests by local residents who refused to submit water and electricity to the temple , but so far the tourists who come to see this, became a major source of income of ronshantsev.
‘Jubilee Church’ or ‘Church of the Merciful God the Father’, is a community center in Rome. It was built by architect Richard Meier in 1996-2003 in order to revive the life of the residents. The temple is built of reinforced concrete on a triangular area on the border of the city park and surrounded by a 10-storey residential and public buildings of a population of about 30,000 inhabitants.
St. Basil’s Cathedral
St. Basil’s Orthodox Church is located on the Red Square in Moscow. The well known monument of Russian architecture and one of the most famous sights in Russia. It was built in 1555-1561 by order of Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the victory over Kazan khanate. According to legend, the architects of the cathedral were blinded on the orders of Ivan the Terrible, so that they could not build temple like it.
Duomo, The world most famous, fourth largest church in the world located in the heart of Milan and it’s symbol. This late miracle, which contains a forest of spiers and statues, marble columns and pointed turrets. White marble cathedral was built over five centuries.
Church of the Holy Family
Church of the Holy Family Church in Barcelona, which is based on private donations since 1882, is the famous Antonio Gaudi project. The unusual appearance of the temple made one of the main attractions of Barcelona. However, due to the complexity and manufacturing of masonry structures, the cathedral will be able to finish no earlier than 2026.
Church of Paraportiani
Church Paraportiani dazzling white church located on the Greek island of Mykonos. The temple was built in 15-17 centuries and consists of five separate churches, four churches were built on the ground, and the fifth is based on the top of four church.
Stavkirke in Borgund
Stavkirke Borgund, is One of the oldest surviving frame churches in Norway. Metal parts in the construction stavkirki Borgund which is not used. A number of parts that make up the church, more than 2000 Sturdy frame racks built on the ground and then raised to a vertical position by means of long poles. Built in Stavkirke Borgund presumably in 1150-80 years.
Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral Catholic Archdiocese of Brasilia was built in the style of modernism designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. In 1988, Oscar Niemeyer received the Pritzker Prize for a project of the Council. The building consists of 16 hyperboloid towers symbolizing the hands upraised to heaven. The space between the columns, stained-glass windows are closed.
Grundtvig of the Lutheran Church,is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is one of the most famous churches in the city, and a rare example of a religious building, built in the style of Expressionism. Call for Proposals of the future of the church won in 1913 by architect Peder Clint. Construction lasted from 1921 to 1926.
Cathedral – Basilica of small Glorious Mother of God
The Cathedral Basilica of St louis, missouri, a small Glorious Mother of God, the highest church in Latin America. Its height is 114 m + 10 m cross on top. The shape of the cathedral was founded under the influence of the Soviet satellites. The primary project of the cathedral invited Don Jaime Luiz Coelho, a church designed by the architect José Augusto Bellucci. Cathedral was being constructed in the period from July 1959 to May 1972.
The Church of solace
The Church of comfort Located at the Spanish city of Cordoba. While still a young church was designed by architectural firm Vicens + Ramos last year, according to the rules of strict minimalist canons. The only deviation from a strictly white gold is a wall on the site of the altar.
Church of St.. George
Church of St.George Cave is entirely carved into the cliffs, it’s located at the Ethiopian town of Lalibela. The building is a cross of 25 to 50 meters and the same goes underground. This miracle was created in the 13th century on the orders of King Lalibela according to legend in 24 years. A total 11 churches of Lalibela entirely hewn in the rock and connected by tunnels.
Church of St. Joseph
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of St.Joseph in Chicago was built in 1956, and Known in the world with 13 golden domes, symbolizing the 12 apostles and Jesus Christ.
Cathedral of Our Lady of tears
Cathedral of Our Lady in tears Council is located in the form of concrete tent overlooking the Italian city of Syracuse. In the middle of last century on the site of the cathedral had lived an elderly couple who had a statue of the Madonna. Once the statue was “crying” human tears, In honor of its huge cathedral was built, perfectly visible from any point of the city.
Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, is loacted at Colombia carved in solid rock salt. At the altar it has a dark tunnel. The height of the cathedral is 23 m, capacity, more than 10 thousand chelovek.Istoricheski in this place was mine, used by Indians to obtain salt. When the need for this was no longer on the site of the mine came the temple.
Cadet Chapel U.S. Air Force Academy
Cadet Chapel U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, is located at a military camp and training center branch of the U.S. Air Force Academy pilots. The monumental building of the chapel has created seventeen rows of steel frames, ending with peaks at about fifty yards. The building is divided into three levels in the halls of the place of service of the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish faiths.
St. Michael’s Monastery
St. Michael’s Monastery, is One of the oldest monasteries in Kiev. it Includes the newly built St. Michael’s Cathedral, the refectory of the church St. John the Evangelist and the bell tower. It is assumed that St. Michael’s Cathedral was the first temple with a gilt top, from which went to Russia this kind of tradition.
Chapel of the crown of thorns
The crown of thorns wooden chapel is located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA. The chapel was built in 1980 by architect E.Fay Jones. The building is bright and spacious chapel, a total of 425 windows.
The Arctic Cathedral
Arctic Cathedral Lutheran church, at the Norwegian city of Tromso, as planned by the architect. The building apparently consisting of two fused triangular structures, covered with aluminum plates, should cause an association with an iceberg.
Painted Church in Arbor
Arbor painted temples, is the most famous architectural landmarks of Moldova. Churches are decorated with frescoes and the outside and inside. Each of these churches has been on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
Mosque in Tirana
Mosque in Tirana, is the cultural center project in the Albanian capital Tirana, which will include a mosque, an Islamic cultural center and museum of religious harmony. International competition for the project last year won the Danish architectural firm BIG.
Chapel of the farmers
Farmers has built the chapel on the edge of the field near the German city of Mehernih which was built by local farmers in honor of the patron saint of Bruder Klaus.
Inflatable Church, of Dutch philosopher Frank Los has invented an inflatable Transparent Church, which you can build anywhere in the world and under any conditions, such as festivals, private parties and other mass events. Inflatable Church can easily fit in the trunk of the car and disassembled accommodates about 30 parishioners.