And no other diocese built more cutting-edge brutalist homes for God than the Swiss Roman Catholic Church. Its architect of choice was Walter Maria Förderer. Johanneskirche in Lucerne is his second sacral building. A trained sculptor, Förderer cut his teeth as an apprentice to Hermann Baur, a renowned Basel architect. Unbothered by conventional architecture, he concentrated on mastering the art of creating sculptures fit for modern habitation. St John’s Church is no exception: the ensemble of interlocking polygonal shapes and square cut-outs comprises a chapel, rectory, accommodation and a school. It certainly cuts a striking figure, but as the church sits relatively squat, it blends in neatly with its residential surroundings.