Three areas of activity make up the Church plan. In the next images, let's only look at the Church proper.
The floor and base of the structure is a rectangle, measuring 100 x 142 feet, and is highlighted in brown.
Rising above the base, the front, top and rear surfaces are composed of three joined trapezoids. The rear trapezoidal wall is shown highlighted in red.
The trapezoid forming the top of the structure is shown highlighted in yellow.
The trapezoid forming the front of the structure is shown highlighted in blue.
The three joined trapezoids are highlighted together.
The side walls joining the rear and front trapezoids are linear point-to-point, but in total create a curvature. The next few images attempt to illustrate this feature.
A model showing how a side wall would appear if viewed perpendicular.
The model is turned, showing how a side wall would appear if viewed parallel.
When viewed diagonally, the side wall reveals more clearly its hyperbolic paraboloid geometry.
The next several images show views of a miniature cut-away model of the structure. This is a perspective exterior view.
A view showing the rear trapezoid and hyperbolic paraboloid side wall.
Interior view A.
Interior view B.
Interior view C.
A view showing the rear of the Church, as seen over the rectory.
A perspective view from the rear of the Church.
A view parallel to the front trapezoidal face.
Upon coming into the Church, one enters a severely confimed space, due to the low-set balcony overhead.
Continuing forward, the balcony begins to recede, and a little more of the Sanctuary and rear wall are revealed.
After clearing the balcony, the fulll extent of the rear wall comes into view. It extends 85 feet above the sanctuary, and its enormity shrinks my persecption of personal space.
The interior space is so large on a human scale, that the soaring columns on the back wall create a distinctive optical illusion as one moves across the Church. This view is from the far right end of the balcony.
This view is from a point between the far right and center of the balcony.
This view is from the center of the balcony.
This view is from a point between the center and far left of the balcony.
This view is from the far left side of the balcony.
There are two stained glass windows under the balcony, one has blue-green hues -
the other has hues of orange-red. The windows were awarded a gold medal by the American Institute of Architects. Thanks for watching.