Church architecture: how to develop such a project?

Understanding the characteristics of the church is necessary for a good project.

When thinking about projects, it is common to have doubts about church architecture. They may require even more attention from the architect to be able to reflect the reality of the community, its histories, expectations and yearnings — mainly due to the particularities of a project focused on religion.

Furthermore, in addition to the design of the exterior and the composition of spaces, special attention must be paid to the finishing phase. After all, they need to adapt to the rest of the project, in addition to ensuring greater durability and easy maintenance, so that it works in the long term.

For these reasons, we brought tips on how to develop interior projects for the most varied churches. Check it out!

Understand the environments that can be worked on in interior design

In a church architecture project, there are several types of room that can be worked on.

The starting point is to evaluate which environments will be worked in the interior design. This will depend on the characteristics of each church, including its size and rooms needed to carry out all activities. In general, buildings encompass the following environments:

  • great hall;
  • administration room;
  • catechesis room;
  • kitchen;
  • library;
  • chapel;
  • bathrooms.

Generally, the walls of the spaces can be decorated with coverings, wall baseboards, crown mouldings, angles, slatted wall mouldings and wall paneling, creating different patterns, according to the decoration style. The images of saints also need to compose certain environments, always following the church standards.

Therefore, the person responsible for the project needs to know how to integrate all the elements in harmony, while also following the precepts of religion. Still, there is a need to consider the particularities of each environment to choose the best finishing.

A good example of this is bathrooms and kitchens, as they can have higher humidity and therefore require materials that are more resistant to this factor, in order to avoid problems.

Consider the characteristics of each church when creating the project

Good lighting and space planning are important elements in the architectural design of a church.

As shown, each church has its own structure and specific needs, which may vary depending on the city, the neighborhood and the needs of the community. However, the entire project must work as a unit, so each design must be thought out carefully, considering the particularities of the spaces.

Some churches look for more ornaments and highlights in every detail. Others seek greater simplicity, while maintaining sophistication. So you need to know how to correctly dose the items used in the finishes. Also, it is necessary to keep in mind that all church items must compose the project.

Some halls in churches are for the exclusive use of the clergy.

For example, some communities with parishes may have a priest room. In this case, it can also be used in the space wall baseboards, crowns, chair rails/ trims, wall paneling and other finishes, depending on the chosen decoration style. In addition, the space must be comfortable and welcoming.

Choose materials suitable for church architecture

The materials used in finishing the church can vary according to your needs.

In any case, you need to know how to correctly choose the materials that will be used in the finishing. To do so, you should look for quality suppliers, who guarantee products of high durability and easy application.

This helps to avoid problems in the finishing phase of the work and guarantees that the church project will remain preserved for a longer period of time. Keep in mind that this is an environment with a large circulation of people, so any renovations – in addition to requiring resources that are not always available – can hinder the reception of the faithful.

A church architecture project can be simple, and at the same time beautiful, with the appropriate finishes.

For this, you can count on Santa Luzia's products. We present sustainable and quality solutions to apply in constructions or renovations of any project, including for churches of all religions. Thus, it is possible to guarantee beauty, durability, sophistication and respect for the environment in the works.

Now that you know more about church architecture, it's easier to think about how to plan for such a project. In all cases, it is essential to get to know the community, do a thorough interview with priests and other church officials. This helps ensure that the design aligns the most with the needs and expectations they have with the project.

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