With long bands of tinted glass, this 1950s church in Seattle, recently rehabbed by Olson Kundig Architects, is essentially one giant modern, deconstructed stained glass window. The warm, rainbow effect—which splashes onto the sidewalk and morphs throughout the day—means frequenters of the Gesthemane Lutheran Church are basically praying inside one of those rainbow-making crystal prisms. It's the type of funky holy architecture that may rival Shigeru Ban's cardboard cathedral, Belgium's invisible chapel, and Spain's ruined, plastic-topped edifice for title of world's most awesome place to pray. Anyway, more gorgeous photos, below.
· Olson Kundig Architects Flood Gethsemane Church in Color [Design Boom]