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In the commune of Ronchamp, near Mulhouse, one of Le Corbusier’s most unusual projects of his career can be found: Notre Dame du Ronchamp, more commonly referred to as Ronchamp. In 1950, Le Corbusier was commissioned to design a new Catholic church to replace the previous church that had been destroyed during World War II.
The site of Ronchamp has long been a religious site of pilgrimage deeply rooted in Catholic tradition, but after World War II the church wanted a pure space void of extravagant detail and ornate religious figures unlike its predecessors. Ronchamp is deceptively modern such that it does not appear as a part of Corbusier’s aesthetic or even that of the International Style; rather it sits in the site as a sculptural object. The inability to categorize Ronchamp has made it one of the most important religious buildings of the 20th Century, as well as Corbusier’s career.
The most striking part of Ronchamp is the curved roof that peels up towards the heavens. The curving roof appears to float above the building as it is supported by embedded columns in the walls, which creates a 10 cm gap between the roof and the walls, which allow for a sliver of clerestory light. The roof is actually the only glimpse of mechanized influence in the overall design of Ronchamp; the roof’s curvature mimics the curves of an airplane wing. It’s aerodynamic in design and in all of its massive and heavy qualities it still appears weightless.
Picture by @svd_fotografie
Beautiful service at Maleny at St George’s Anglican Church. Thank you to @stalksandstemsbrisbane for the beautiful white cross creation. The gorgeous mixed roses @jabularoses And a big thank you to Garden Gems Nursery for the pot of wild violets. A beautiful drive through the hinterland in a Last Journey Hearse. Thank you to my wonderful staff for making my job easy.
The Our Lady Of Itria chapel in Bingemma, Mgarr, Malta.
Located in Bingemma, along the road that leads from Mgarr to Rabat, Malta (Triq San Pawl tal-Qliegha), in the Maltese countryside on top of a small valley, next to the Victoria Lines, this little chapel is dedicated to Our Lady of Hodegitria (Our Lady Of The Way). MORE ABOUT
From Malta Panorama .com.
It was built between 1671 and 1673 by Baron Stanislaw Xara, a few steps away from another chapel dedicated to the Blessed VIrgin Mary of Itria which was built in 1600 and that was later demolished when the present one was built.
The emblem that appears on the facade (a coat of arms with three trees) is that of Baron Stansislaw Xara.
The chapel consists of a church, a small sacristy built alongside the church and a small room over the sacristy.
The church today is in the hands of the Missionary Society of St. Paul. Regular services are held for farmers and villagers who still live in these neighborhoods. #church#chapel#kappella#chiesa#mgarrmalta#bingemma#facade#ilovemalta#lovemalta#malta#malteseislands#guidememalta#maltaphotography#maltaismore#hiddenmalta#maltagram#maltalovers#beautifulmalta#igmalta