Synagogue for the Arts

Year Built: 1965

Location: New York, NY

ArchitectWilliam N. Berger 

The undulating facade of The Synagogue for the Arts both grabs you in how different it is as well as fits in with the eclectic nature of architecture in new york city. The rolling form of Berger's synagogue, both on the outside and the inside of the building, is calming, graceful, and almost meditative. Although a simplistic form, the use of textured concrete on the exterior of the building captures the light to highlight the dramatic curve on the facade, while the use of wood on the inside amplifies the light to keep the space glowing.