It goes without saying that Frank Lloyd Wright has a large and loyal following, but Spanish architect David Romero has taken his admiration for the famed architect to new, visual levels. Romero became enamored with Wright’s design for the unbuilt Trinity Chapel, and took it upon himself to create detailed color renderings of how the building might have looked today if the project had been realized.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed Trinity Chapel in 1958 for the University of Oklahoma, but due to a misunderstanding with his client, the project was never built. Almost 60 years later, Romero used Wright’s original designs as a guide to imagine how the project would have looked if it had been finished. Thanks to modeling programs AutoCad, 3ds Max, and Vray, he was able to create the vivid renderings of the church design, complete with all of its complicated angles and dimensions.
Romero’s version of the chapel features red zigzag walkways leading up to the building, which has a green shingle spire and a central window of stained-glass panels. Just outside the entrance comprises a soothing water pond with floating greenery. On the interior, Romero’s amazing work captures the color reflected by the stained glass windows. He even went so far as to furnish the chapel with wooden pews and blue cushions around the central wooden pulpit.
Romero says he fell in love with this chapel because of its “suggestive design” and tried to stay true Wright’s style as much as possible,”I have had to speculate in some details that were not yet designed by Wright as the design of the stained glass, the pulpit or the large pond, but always thinking of what Wright would have done if he had had the opportunity to continue his assignment.”
Images via David Romero