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St Nicholas Church | Marlon Blackwell

St Nicholas Church | Marlon Blackwell

22:20 11 October in Architecture, Religion
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10-11-2018:MODERNi: The Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church transformed a generic shop building into a place of worship and fellowship. The existing structure was oriented in opposition to the Eastern axis that typically prevails in an Orthodox Church, so a narrow addition was placed on the western side, allowing the narthex to be folded, ending at the base of the tower. The skylit tower pours red light down into the transition between the narthex and the sanctuary, giving a moment of pause before entering to worship. A narrow cross is supended on the western side of the tower, backlit by the morning sun to become a beacon for arriving parishioners…Read More!

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