29 Aug '15, 2pm

Thorncrown Chapel designed by E. Fay Jones in the AR Ozarks. #mathart #geomchat via @inhabitat ht…

Built in 1980, Thorncrown Chapel was the vision of owner Jim Reed who hired Jones to create a glass chapel that would celebrate the beautiful Ozark Hills. Inspired by Paris’ Sainte Chappelle, Jones infused gothic inspiration with influences from the Prairie School of Architecture to create an “Ozark Gothic” style for the light-filled Thorncrown Chapel. Although its 1,440-square-foot floor plan may seem small, the chapel’s 48-foot-high ceilings and glazed facade make it feel anything but. Over 6,000 square feet of crystal-clear glass surround the chapel to give the building a sense of weightlessness that visually pulls in views of the forest and natural daylight. Related: Eureka Springs’ Open-Air Thorncrown Chapel is a Paragon of Environmental Design Vertical and diagonal cross-tension trusses made from local pine support the Thorncrown Chapel’s dramatic folded roof. The wo...

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