China isn’t exactly a shining example of religious, well anything actually, the Chinese State, since it’s still Communist, technically is atheist, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a yearning for religious expression. While one opinion might be that any newly built religious edifaces are simply an extension of China’s will-to-build and develop at all costs, we’d like to think that it is a softening of policy and admitting that religion is not the opiate of the masses and does serve to lift the spirit. One notable new building, simple and elegant is the Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel by AZL Architects finished in 2014. The building is a simple wood and steel structure with asphalt shingles, purposefully “cheap materials” that compliment the seaming simplicity. Beautiful structure.