Gothic Architecture and the 'Christchurch' Decorative ScreenWritten by Christine Rice
Kaleidoscopic, geometric, traditional stain glass stars, sharp prisms, and center circles define the decorative screen aptly named 'Christchurch' by QAQ. This intricate design would suit many styles of outdoor and indoor living spaces, modern or traditional, but for the sake of indulging in an architectural style that 'Christchurch' would most perfectly suit, there is no better choice than neo-gothic architecture.
One of the few photographs I have to show you of 'Christchurch' installed is from one of our stockists, Paps Vertical Gardens, in Caulfield, Victoria. This is their lovely garden center patio, where 'Christchurch' compressed hardwood screens are placed on a vertical garden wall. This is a fantastic use of minimal space that would suit urban dwellers or those with small apartment balconies. The screens could also be painted to further brighten up a shady patio area.
QAQ decorative screens can be custom cut to suit any sized window--including one of the most iconic gothic architectural elements, the arched, or lancet, window frame. Here are just a few stunning example of lancet windows I found:
A decorative screen like 'Christchurch' would work well in an arched window cavity for an outdoor living area, or for an indoor wall feature in which you might want semi-privacy and free air flow. Screens can also be made in a variety of strong metals and installed on the outside of windows as an added security measure.
The premiere feature of a truly grand, neo-gothic structure is vaulted, cathedral ceilings. Many of the homes pictured here are from converted chapels and small cathedrals.
I hope you have enjoyed this brief foray into gothic architecture in modern interiors. To see much more in this style and to see the latest installation pics of 'Christchurch' as we they come in, follow our decorative screen Pinterest board features, including one just for 'Christchurch'.
Thank-you for reading!