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Lost Pines Chapel
       
     
Lost Pines Chapel

Design Team: Murray Legge, Herman Thun, Lucas Brown
Consultants: PE Structural Consultants, Murray Legge (photography)
Owner: Boy Scouts Of America, Capitol Area Council, Bastrop, TX
Size: 8,000 sf
Cost: $65,000.00

Awards: 2008 Texas Society of Architects, Design Excellence Award, 2008 International Wood Design Awards – Honor Award

Built on the banks of Lake Bastrop, this interfaith chapel forms a contemplative moment within the pine forest near Austin. The simplicity of the frame geometry plays off the rustic quality of the cedar members. Each of the 22 frames is composed of members interconnected with steel plates. The identical frames, bundled together horizontally by two cables in tension, rotate incrementally to create an arcing in plan. Since the lower members are wider and become narrower toward the top, the upper members do not touch and are free to sway in the wind. The fluid quality of the frame rotation, like the movement of water in the lake beyond, also implies mutability, a character that strengthens the building's form to its purpose as an interfaith chapel.  

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