Restoration of a 7th-century Armenian Church

This is a restoration project and my rendition of a medieval Armenian Apostolic cathedral located in Talin, Aragatsotn Province, Armenia. It was built in 7th century AD but badly damaged by series of earthquakes in the 19th and 20th century.

The characteristics of Talin Cathedral, which follows the principles of Armenian Christian Architecture, include:

  • Pointed domes, symbolizing the cape of Greater Ararat Mountain
  • Stone barrel-vaulted ceiling
  • Limestones and volcanic rocks as main building materials
  • Cruciform-shaped or centrally planned building
  • Tall structural pillars and arches supporting the vertical walls
  • Roofs intersection to support the central dome structure, etc

Talin Cathedral shown from above and interior structure:

Full render: