Trinity chapel in Norman by Frank Lloyd Wright

I fell in love with this chapel years ago because of its suggestive design.  It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the University of Oklahoma in Norman but it was never built.

The design starts from a misunderstanding between Wright and his client, a car dealer named Fred Jones, since he wanted an extension of the University and not a stand alone building so finally the commission did not materialize at all.

Every design of an artist of the stature of Wright is always beautiful and interesting and among Wright’s designs that never came to be realized this is one of the most delicate as the American genius always managed the religious works with true mastery, so now we can change history and explore what would have happened if Wright’s design had been built just as he had imagined it.

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.

The model is made using AutoCad, 3dsMax and Vray. Railclone has been used for curbs and metalwork as well as other repetitive elements such as chairs. The vegetation is made with ForestPack and the Skies are bought from Peter Guthrie.

The complete set of images can be seen here

Some information about this design here

The always interesting ongoing debate at savewright.org here related to the accuracy of these images and other historical details of this project

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