Protestant architecture: beauty in simplicity
Protestant Church or house of prayer (this name is more common) from an architectural point of view provides creative
approach, combining the eclectic styles and trends, as well as focusing on the architectural traditions and cultural traditions of the country and the locality in which the temple lies. Therefore, the architecture of Protestantism is diverse, she gets the shades and colours of the local building techniques, architectural styles and trends. The temples can be unusual, original and beautiful, but most often this beauty lies in the simplicity and minimalism of architectural decisions, because this is the main feature of the Protestant branch of the Christian religion.
The uniqueness of the Protestant Church, for example, in the Baltic States is that it can be based on the principle of Northern wooden architecture as a simple wooden frame.
If we look at the house of prayer in Cyprus, we can see the dominance of Oriental motifs in architectural techniques.
In the East, the temple can be built in the mosque. Inside the mosque men sit on carpets on the floor, some can sit on a chair near the wall.
Sometimes the Protestant Church has the form of the Jewish synagogue.
The temples often repeated in Byzantine ecclesiastical tradition, what is observed in the Orthodox Church. You can also see the Catholic inheritance of architectural features is a creative combination of the rigor of the Gothic style and simplicity of modern minimalism.
In Kharkov Protestant house of prayer built in the form of the synagogue, and in the style of modern minimalism. The Church charismatics (another current of Protestantism), for example, has a more distinct style, here you can see a combination of modern minimalism, simplicity, rigor and Gothic (the Church of the charismatics on blukhera, Kharkov).
House of prayer Baptist ( direction of Protestantism), for example, on the same street Blucher, combines simplicity and at the same time original, peculiar stylistic feature.
– AS FAR AS WE KNOW, A NEW CHURCH ON UL. YAKUT, 47/11 VERY UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING FROM THE ARCHITECTURAL POINT OF VIEW.
THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT AND WHO IS INVOLVED DIRECTLY IN CONSTRUCTION? WHO WAS THE INITIATOR OF THE IDEA OF CONSTRUCTION?
– This temple has been under construction for almost 10 years, because the Church is being built at the expense of the parishioners, community members No. 8. The owners of the premises of the Church, its tenants and users are members of the community.
In the development of the construction project was attended by the company “Azimut-Service”, the author of project is architect Sergey Georgievich research. The initiators of the idea of construction – the members of the community No. 8 and the pastor of the Church. By the end of this month it is planned to complete work on the roof of the temple, and the whole house of prayer will be ready.
– THE ARCHITECTURAL STYLE OF THE TEMPLE WILL REPEAT THE TRADITIONS OF THE LOCAL CHURCHES, OR WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY A NEW CREATIVE APPROACH?
— The style of the house of prayer will be built in a modern architectural implementation of creative, modern minimalism, strict forms of the external appearance of the building and the convenience of internal spaces, that is characteristic for European Protestant monastery. The house is simply cottage type provides for more than 300 people, will have space not only prayer and ritual, but also spaces for exercises and foreign language courses, for kindergarten. Everything is designed for convenience and comfort of parishioners and children.
– WHAT IS THE DISTINGUISHING FEATURE OF THE INTERIOR OF THE PROTESTANT CHURCH, WHAT ITEMS, ACCESSORIES SHOULD BE IN IT, WHAT ARE THEIR MAIN FUNCTION?
— There are several key features of the interior of the house of prayer Express the main goals of Protestantism.
First is the presence in any Protestant Church of the Department with which the shepherd leads the sermon. In the temple there must be places for the flock, i.e. those who came to pray, because the main thing in the Protestant Church is not itself the cult of the temple, and a community of people who by their prayers creates the whole temple. People sanctify the Church by their presence, not the temple sanctifies the architectural design and internal adornments of the people. After all, when asked Jesus Christ where there should be a house of prayer should look like a temple, he led his people to nature, to the river, this place was the temple for prayer.
In many Protestant houses of prayer, as in a Catholic Cathedral, may have the authority (largely Protestantism has absorbed elements of Catholicism, especially in terms of items hemnogo worship, that is not surprising, because Protestantism arose in a Catholic environment). The obligatory presence of the baptistery, i.e. pools for full water immersion in baptism, because it is full immersion in the Jordan river John baptized Jesus. For the equipment of the baptistery you can buy plastic swimming pools wholesale.
One of the main distinguishing features is the absence of worship the articles of faith: in the halls of the temple are many simple and natural, there is no exquisite beauty on the walls, there are no icons, murals, no altar.
In all Protestantism, the place of prayer carries desacralise character, consequently are the objects in the Cathedral and the cross, which is present in the temple, do not have without the presence of God and man sacred significance. Main subject the words of the Lord have a Bible, which Protestants all worship times, directions is the only symbol of faith that should be present in any Protestant house of prayer, being the main attribute of the Church.