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Into the groove

2010-05-25 20:13:07.498491+00 by petronius 1 comments

Following up on the 50 Remarkable Churches item from last week, here is a photoessay on Charles Stade, an architect who came up with a clean, modern approach to church design. Then he repeated it 50 times. The blogger who compiled this item seems to think Stade was doing variations on a theme, but I think "creative rut" might be a more apt description.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-05-25 21:31:16.667191+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hmmm... Yeah, the steep pitch straight roof sanctuary has its own thing going for it, and I can see why he maintains that theme, but did nobody ever grab him by the shirt collar and smack him a couple of times over that "random grid" thing? Many of the pictures show the inevitable maintenance issues that such a thing inevitably requires.

And it makes the "I'm saving money by making the outside very square" part of the theme too obvious. I like how the rafters are softened in the sanctuaries themselves, but the exteriors feel very dated, "of an era".