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Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Church for L'Aquila - Good Grief

Fr. Blake mentions that Fr. Z has a blog post re: a proposed new church for L'Aquila, an earthquake hit city. Fr. Blake doesn't like this building as a church, but thinks[!?] it is architecturally interesting. I think the architect is trying to "Epater le Bourgeois" myself. [Yes, I know there is supposed to be an accent over the first "E" in epater, so sue me.] Fr. Blake thinks it would be the architect's "signature piece."

Anyone who'd commission a building like this gets all the ridicule he deserves.
Los Angeles also is very earthquake prone. But here's what would happen to such a building in LA.


It's a "signature piece" all right.

7 comments:

Tara said...

Yep, I think you have the true picture of what it would look like in the end. It looks like a big blob.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Actually looks like something you might find on a restroom floor at any rest stop on any freeway in the US after a 3 day weekend

gemoftheocean said...

And I suppose the inside would look like a men's urinal, when you think of it.

RJW said...

My 9 year old just looked and said, "That's supposed to be a church?"

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

LOL!, love the tagginh

Dominic Mary said...

No problem with the French - Capital letters don't take accents at the beginning of a line !

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