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Chapel of St. Basil (The), Houston

Chapel of St. Basil (The) - Houston, Texas
Chapel of St. Basil (The)
3800 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006Map
University of St. Thomas
+1 713 525 3589
Neighborhood: Montrose/Museum District

Art critics, architects and the religious community all eagerly awaited the 1997 completion of this golden-domed chapel, the cornerstone of the University of St.Thomas campus. Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the final result is a stunning example of what Johnson terms "deconstructionist" architecture. The granite-and-brick chapel's starkly fluid exterior blends in with the rest of the academic quadrangle, and proves a fitting cache for the treasures within. Viewed in the chapel's natural lighting, the 14th-century corpus, concave stations of the cross and other religious statuary attain new dimensions.

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