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St. Martha’s Catholic Church is a 40,000 square foot church on a wooded 35 acres rural site in Porter, Texas. In responding to the parishioners’ desire for a church that looks like a church, TurnerDuran Architects knew this need could be answered in traditional terms with the use of masonry materials. But the resulting building also had to meet the requirements of contemporary Roman Catholic liturgy which, in the past 25 years, have given rise to a large variety of non-traditional church designs. The building is cruciform in plan and its arched windows, on the whole, are proport... View project
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