Wood that wows: Church in Romania buttressed in giant glulam arches

Architect Tudor Radulescu has built a church in Romania for the Order of Discalced Carmelites, described as a “contemplative monk order known for its austerity.” They wanted an austere church without a lot of ornamentation, and indeed the structure itself is ornamental.

It is hard to understand the translations in ArchDaily, but I like this paragraph describing the use of new tech to build a traditional space:

In an age of new technologies, of conversions in the build environment in particular, in an age of birth of new programs, of breakthroughs towards a tomorrow’s world, there is a project theme in which the modern alternative gives way to the traditional, where the function satisfies the old and ancient requirements.


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