Architectural Pictures Frame the Stately Modern-day Models of Church buildings Across Europe

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August 25, 2021

Grace Ebert

Saint-Martin de Donges, France (Jean Dorian, 1957). All images © Thibaud Poirier, shared with authorization

French photographer Thibaud Poirier proceeds his Sacred Spaces collection by capturing the modern architecture of dozens of temples throughout Europe. Related to earlier pictures, Poirier employs the identical focal place of the entrance pulpit and pews in all of the pictures, letting effortless comparisons among the colours, motifs, and structural details of each and every locale. “I picked these spaces for the use of original resources, contemporary for their time in sacred architecture, like metal, concrete, as properly as substantial aluminum and glass panels,” he tells Colossal. Because vacation has been restricted due to COVID-19, Poirier has mainly visited 20th- and 21st-century church buildings in France, Germany, and the Netherlands for Sacred Spaces II, despite the fact that he programs to expand his array in the coming months. Maintain an eye out for those people shots on Behance and Instagram.


Saint-Rémy de Baccarat, Baccarat, France (Nicolas Kazis, 1957)

St. Johann von Capistran, Munich, Germany (Sep Ruf, 1960)

United States Air Power Academy Cadet Chapel, Colorado Springs (Walter Netsch, 1962)

Saint Ignatius, Tokyo, Japan (Sakakura Associates, 1999)

Cathédrale de la Résurrection, Evry, France (Mario Botta, 1999)

Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, Montrouge, France (Erik Bagge, 1940)

Notre-Dame-du-Travail, Paris, France (Jule-Godefroy Astruc, 1902)



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