LZT Architects designed the ‘Lost Pines Chapel’ in Bastrop, United States.
Description from the architects:
This interfaith chapel is built on a lakeside within the piney forests of a Cub Scout Camp. The open air structure hosts all manner of religious gathering from Muslim to Buddhist , from Christian to Judaic.
The chapel is composed of repeated wood members that vary in their rustication from the lower members increasing in their refinement upward. Since the lower members are wider and become narrower toward the top the upper members don’t not touch and are free to move and sway in the wind. This movement is unexpected and when it occurs and a sudden connection to the surrounding forest is made.
The frame rotation gives the building a fluid quality linking it to the movement of water in the lake beyond. The playful rotation also gives the building the feeling that it could change or is changing like an opening fan or hinged toy. This implied mutability links and strengthens the buildings form to its program, that of an interfaith chapel. Since many of the building users will be children the buildings clarity of structure will also be an instructional tool and hopefully inspire, in the cub scouts, an interest in architecture and building.
|Firms||Murray Legge – LZT Architects|
|Location||Bastrop Texas, USA|
|Design Team||Murray Legge, Herman Thun, Lucas Brown|