Issue # 17

Editorial / Khalid Habib Al Redha, Ahmad Zohadi................................................4

INTRODUCTION

Nader Ardalan & Phillip Tabb, Guest Editors................................................6

ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE & SPIRITUALITY FORUM II

(REFLECTIONS ON COLLEGEVILLE) / Patrick J. Quinn................................................8

VJAA’s Work at Saint John’s Abbey Vincent James and Jennifer Yoos /

Vincent James and Jennifer Yoos................................................12

THEORY

Profound Experiences of Architecture - the Role of ‘Distancing’ in the Ineffable / Julio

Bermudez................................................20

Love and Beauty / Michael Benedikt................................................26

Transcendentalism and Broadened Contexts of Architecture / Thomas Barrie................................................29

Play, Symbol and Festival in Worship Design / David H. Pereyra................................................32

Spirituality as “Consummatory” Experience of Place / Hyejung Chang................................................34

Beyond Modernism: “Perfect Abstraction” in Adi Da Samraj’s Orpheus and Linead Suites /

Gary J. Coates................................................36

Why It’s Important for an Architect to Look Like a Jesuit / Paul R Battaglia................................................40

Relevance, Spirituality, and Architecture / Paul Tesar................................................42

PRECEDENT

Urban Zones of Sacredness Surrounding Istanbul’s Mosques / Alison B. Snyder................................................44

The “Holy” Light of Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois (1906) / Anat Geva................................................52

Transparency as Spiritual Content in Postwar German “Architectural” Glass / Karen L. Mulder................................................56

How Architectural Ruins Entice the Observers’ Engagement: The Hermeneutical Function of

Distanciation / Rumiko Handa................................................60

Pretapuri: Sacred Landscape of Western Tibet as Expression of Spiritual Practice / Dennis A. Winters..66

PRACTICE

Spiritual Duets / Nader Ardalan................................................70

Mythopoeia: Drawing, Myth and Remembering / Phillip Tabb................................................78

Writing Toward the Transcendent / Rebecca Krinke................................................84

Designing Aabow Mo’alin Nur Mosque / Steve Padget & Hassan (Osman) Mo’alin Nur................................................87

Epilogue / Nader Ardalan................................................89

A Representation of Contemporary Iranian Religious Architecture /

“Payambar – e a- ezam” Mosque, Tehran ................................................90

Comprehensive Plan for Abbasabad Lands-Tehran-Iran - 2005 /

Naqsh,e,Jahan-Pars Consulting Engineers ................................................96

Semra Uygur................................................102

“R2” T.O.D. (Transit Oriented Development) -Nezam abad st. Tehran / Amood consultant engineers...108

“Mohebb Hospital” / Hussein Mahmoudi................................................114

Reconstruction of an old building:

“Consultant engineering” (Mohandes Moshaver) project / Danial Jabbari................................................118

Zeina Maasri................................................122

The End of a Big Event, a Start for Moving Towards Future

An after-look into two conferences: the second International Conference on Architecture and Structure & the

third National Conference on Spatial Structures................................................126


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