Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thorncrown Chapel - A Sustainable Icon

"...While walking through the woods near Eureka Springs, Ark, one might be forgiven to mistake Thorncrown Chapel for a grove of trees in the middle of the forest. The transparent glazed facade, combined with the timber trusses create the appearance of a being within grove of trees rather than a carefully constructed chapel. It is only when one is inside the chapel that one starts appreciating the small details that set it apart as a paragon of architectureal achievement: the steel joints on the trusses, the lanterns, the reflection of the glass, and finally the steel roof..." Inhabitat

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