Architectural Shots Frame the Stately Modern day Layouts of Church buildings Throughout Europe


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August 25, 2021

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

French photographer Thibaud Poirier carries on his Sacred Areas series by capturing the modern architecture of dozens of temples across Europe. Very similar to before images, Poirier employs the exact focal place of the front pulpit and pews in all of the photos, enabling simple comparisons involving the colours, motifs, and structural information of each locale. “I chosen these spaces for the use of authentic materials, modern-day for their time in sacred architecture, like steel, concrete, as nicely as huge aluminum and glass panels,” he tells Colossal. Due to the fact travel has been confined due to COVID-19, Poirier has mainly frequented 20th- and 21st-century churches in France, Germany, and the Netherlands for Sacred Areas II, even though he plans to increase his range in the coming months. Hold an eye out for these pictures 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 Force 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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