Gallery: Rio Roca Ranch Chapel is an Ethereal Wooden Church Filled with...

 
This ethereal chapel perched high on a bluff at the Rio Roca Ranch to the northwest of Dallas, Texas is the perfect marriage (excuse the pun) between the strength of wood and the airiness of glass. The breathtaking private church is organic by design, and provides a deep connection with the surrounding environment through its use of natural materials and transparent walls. The chapel was designed by Maurice Jennings Architect, who is known for their work building residences and chapels that adhere to the principles of harmony between built structures and natural surroundings, as well as a generous use of light. That last item is definitely evident in the Rio Roca Chapel with its glass walls and plentiful skylights.

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  1. rfryer September 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I was so pleased to see this today.. Such a natural display of space on the site. One of the younger Architects in my office walked by while I was viewing and informed me he had never seen anything like it. 9 Hours later after showing him the progression of Wright to Jones to Jennings and how in each of the masters work there are/were subtle yet distinct differences based on the organic design principles that came out of Taliesin. Thank you .

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