Monasteries and Mosques


A little boasting here…how many architectural practices are able to say that their current workload includes, simultaneously, both a new build small Islamic prayer building, and a new building for Buddhist monks for their tea meetings, ablutions and laundry?

The prayer building is virtually complete but awaits the interior decoration work, which is not in our hands. It’s a single storey structure that appears a bit like a pavilion within in a large garden landscape, and utilises Islamic geometry as the inspiration of its plan. Its rather private which prevents us from including pictures with this blog.

The Chithurst Buddhist monastery building scheme is now with the South Downs National Park planning authority for approval. It links onto existing structures and will have an oak frame structure combined with natural stone reclaimed from a previous building.