Originally designed by postmodern American architect Philip Johnson, the 3D Crystal Cathedral underwent extensive renovations to transform it into a Catholic cathedral. The iconic exterior was refreshed with Tnemec coatings, and the interior reimagined to accommodate the requirements of Catholic worship.
The church’s board has turned down an offer from 3D Theatricals to produce its annual pageant. The company would pay more than half the cost and let the church keep all ticket sales.
This intricate design features 8 layers of custom plywood in 4 different materials and is sanded, glued together, and sprayed with several coats of lacquer for a gorgeous and durable finish. Each piece is unique and features its own etch points that create a kaleidoscope effect. The finished product is a stunning and mesmerizing keepsake that will honor your achievement for years to come.
The architects of Notre Dame Cathedral could be using a 3D map that a professor made for the church back in 2010. Jean-François Tallon used a Leica laser scanner to engulf the cathedral, mapping every surface down to the millimeter. His digital model, published in La technologie 3D au service de Notre-Dame, is available in UMI through ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.
Experts from Northumbria University, Durham and the BIM Academy have used the same technology to 3D scan a room at Durham Cathedral called The Chapter House. They are using the information to create a 3D Building Information Model (BIM) of the historic space, which will give the Cathedral a new digital toolkit for understanding and managing the building.
This research investigates the social and spatial dynamics threaded into sacred architecture. It uses a case study of Philip Johnson’s Crystal Cathedral, now the Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, as a lens to examine how the act of worship is shaped by the architectural form. The meanings of various symbols and rituals are considered in light of the architectural design as it transforms from a Protestant megachurch to a Catholic cathedral.
3D laser engraved crystal keepsakes make great birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, convocation or memorial gifts. They also make elegant corporate or business gifts for recognition awards, promotional paperweights and event mementos. They come in a beautiful patterned gift box inspired by the ironwork of Wren’s Cathedral.
The iconic Crystal Cathedral of Orange County, CA is undergoing major renovations to transform the church from its previous Protestant mega-church identity into a Catholic cathedral that will meet the requirements of traditional mass. The project is being led by a team of architects, including Johnson Fain and Rios Clementi Hale Studios. They are working to restore and refresh the exterior of the iconic Philip Johnson-designed structure using Tnemec coatings, as well as renovating its massive octet truss to bring it up to standard for Catholic mass.
Direct Dimensions 3D laser scanned the entire interior and exterior of the Cathedral to produce highly detailed existing conditions drawings that were used as the basis for design for repairs, as well as to serve as an historic digital record of the facility.