The Standard Church
Large cathedrals are successful because they are big, impressive and popular with tourists. Small chapels are successful because they are small, precious and popular with tourists. The in-between, the standard churches, are the true challenges for architecture—too big to be precious and too small to be impressive. This project takes on “the crisis of the standard church,” seeking to articulate design strategies which can capture both the awe-inspiring splendor of the cathedral and the intimate poetics of the chapel while retaining the awkward middle-scale footprint of the standard church.
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