Elévation de l’âme / Rise of the soul

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L’élévation de l’âme. C’est toujours ce que les chapelles catholiques essaient de transmettre au travers de leur architecture. La Thorncrown Chapel y réussit doublement: par son architecture, toute en verticalité, et par le choix osé de la transparence qui permet d’y ajouter les troncs des grands arbres. Une insertion que l’on qualifierait aujourd’hui de très écologique. La chapelle date pourtant de 1980, construite par un disciple de Frank Lloyd Wright. A se demander où se trouve notre innovation architecturale ?

Rising your spirits, the rise of the soul. All catholic chapels try to express those ideas through their architecture. The Thorncrown Chapel is a double success in meeting the objective: its vertical architecture is a start. But it is the integration of the high tress through the transparency of the structure, that multiplies the rising effect. It would easily be qualified as ecologic architecture today. Yet, this chapel dates 1980, built by a Frank Lloyd Wright alumni. Is architecture truly innovating today ?

Place/ Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Architect(e)/ E. Fay Jones

Information/ Inhabitat.com

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