The Church of Mies
'I don't care about your church. I didn't ask you to do it. And if I do it, I'll do it my way. It interests me because its a plastic work. It's difficult.'
Le Corbusier on his Ronchamp chapel
Now that the fervent celebrations of the death and resurrection of Christ are over, it seems a good time to link to the delightfully titled Nearer my God to Mies, on Modernist churches in the USA: a rather tragicomic subject that Simon remarked on a little while ago. My favourite in this field is the one on the Heygate Estate on the Elephant and Castle, with its concrete walkways, plus a great, raw Expressionist one I went to with Luka in Eltham last year.