Wednesday, 3 August 2011
I'm not sure whether this could be called an advertisement or not. It shows a planned recreation and retirement community in northwest Arkansas. The chapel with the amazing arches is the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.
It looks almost as if it could be an outdoor chapel, with the arches upon arches being a framework for the natural beauty of the surroundings. However, it is surrounded by large glass windows. The architect, E. Fay Jones, was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright who was an advocate of organic architecture which is intended to be so much in harmony with nature that it virtually becomes part of it. In this case it seems to do exactly that.