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Design for the Divine: 18 Sacred Buildings That Are Also Architectural Marvels

These holy places have defined the history of architecture

To design a building that expresses the spiritual is an architecture exercise in itself.  How does one convey the power of God and the glory of faith through brick, mortar, glass and steel?  This has seen various interpretations across time and religions, with one thing in common: these buildings express splendor, magnificence and awe-inspiring ideas through their form, light, materiality and scale.  Mies Van Der Rohe said, “Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.”  No other building typology represents this than sacral architecture.

Metro.Style takes you through 18 stellar examples: