Tempe Crew

The Architectural Styles Used in Chinese Temples

Similar to language, food, and traditions, architecture can also be a means of understanding the culture and society of a particular place. The community’s beliefs and values can be reflected symbolically in the features, color, and surrounding of an architectural structure. In China, where various native and foreign religions are…

The Architecture Behind a Church

The design of a church has progressed over thousands of years, somewhat by modernization, and by copying other styles as per changing practices, beliefs, and native traditions. Since the beginning of Christianity the objects of makeover were mainly the architecture of the well-known churches like the Romanesque churches, Byzantium, Renaissance…

Architecture and How it Emphasizes a Sacred Place

Discussions of sacred places and its architecture revolve around the idea of attraction and its spiritual dimension.  When looking at it from the context of modern design, the part about beauty has transformed into subjective judgment. However, for people who don’t consider sharing beliefs of traditional philosophical rituals, the very…