Architects : murray legge Architects

Photography: Murray Legge

Design Team: LZT Architects Inc.; Murray Legge, Herman Thun, Lucas Brown
Size: 8,000 sf
Year Completed: 2007

2010 American Structure Awards

2009 AIA Austin Design Excellence Award
2008 Texas Society of Architects Design Excellence Award
2008 Worldwide Wooden Design Award

Learn concerning the Chapel in Dwell Magazine

Constructed on the banks of Lake Bastrop for the Boy Scouts of America, this interfaith chapel kinds a contemplative second inside the pine forest close to Austin. The simplicity of the body geometry performs off the country high quality of the cedar members. Every of the 22 frames consists of members interconnected with metal plates. The equivalent frames, bundled collectively horizontally by two cables in pressure, rotate incrementally to create an arcing in plan. For the reason that decrease members are wider and develop into narrower towards the highest, the higher members don’t contact and are free to sway within the wind. The fluid high quality of the body rotation, just like the motion of water within the lake past, additionally implies mutability, a personality that strengthens the constructing’s kind to its objective as an interfaith chapel.

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