Faith and Architecture

Faith and ArchitectureCathal Quinn

The practice of faith makes it tangible, while architecture can transcend the material to achieve art form. But where do faith and architecture meet? Cathal Quinn is an architect in Limerick, Ireland.

The relationship between faith and architecture can, on first impressions, seem far apart: in many ways the intangibility of faith seems contrary to the very tangible nature of architecture. Whereas aspects of the spirituality of faith are captured in the inspiring strains of religious music, Goethe famously described architecture as 'frozen music'.

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