DENNIS KOWAL ARCHITECTS (DKA) raises the roof! Through the wonderful humanitarian efforts of Caring Partners International (CPI), a faith-based organization that brings medical supplies and treatment to those in need around the world, DKA has joined forces with the Genesaret Church in downtown Guatemala City.Read More
Like the Korean Culture, this new church is humble on the outside and colorful on the inside. The Praise Presbyterian Church has services in Korean and English and is a mix of generations. Since family structure is an important dynamic, the architecture of the new building exposes the elements of its structure. The tops of columns branch out like a “family tree” and energy-saving translucent panels simulate rice paper screens. The facility has a modern appearance and becomes an embracing backdrop for the colorful presentations of folk culture, classical music and worship.
Natural light floods the interior of the church and spacious hallways become galleries that are used for constantly changing exhibits and art. The translucent wall panels are 4” thick and contain a clear spun glass insulation that allows light to pass without the heat.