suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
fernando HERRERA: The ambition of the studio was to apply ritualistic/religious procedures on the existing Our Lady of Los Angeles church. This particular project is an unraveling of the typical Catholic church organization alluding to the church’s roots in first century in catacombs. Being that the church was defined by community and not rituals the reformation of large spaces to smaller hubs was the central formal theme.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
fH: Bernard Tschumi, Enric Miralles, and Thom Mayne.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
fH: Listening to Red. Reading Exodus, chapter 25.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
fH: . . .
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This project was a part of Hernan Diaz Alonso’s XLAB studio at SCI-Arc.