Sensuality and Spiritual Power of Building

architects henke un schreieck Architekten
project Convent of St. Gabriel, St. Johann bei Herberstein, Austria
written by Jan Tabor


It is difficult to say whether there is progress in architecture or not. In general, there is more comfort, it is impossible not to notice this. It is progress, but not of architecture as such.


It is also difficult to say what a convent is today, or what it could or should be. Old convents, where everything was becoming totally clear with time, are becoming empty. New functions are sought. New convents are rarely built.