Year of Completion

1-1-1954

Client

United States Air Force

Material of interest

Custom clear aluminum panels, colored glass in aluminum frame

Material Used

The tetrahedrons are each 75 feet long and weigh five tons. They are enclosed with aluminum panels and spaced a foot apart. The gaps in between these tetrahedrons are filled with colored glass, reflecting the light of the chapel.

Properties of Materials

Durable

Material Properties

Material of interest: Custom clear aluminum panels, colored glass in aluminum frame.

Material used: The tetrahedrons are each 75 feet long and weigh five tons. They are enclosed with aluminum panels and spaced a foot apart. The gaps in between these tetrahedrons are filled with colored glass, reflecting the light of the chapel.

Properties of material: Durable

Application

Exterior façade

Climate

Tropical and Subtropical Steppe

Environmental Response

Durable, Resilient

Keywords

Exterior façade, Tropical and Subtropical Steppe, Durable, Resilient

Location

El Paso Country, Colorado

Sources

Architect website: https://www.som.com/

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Date submitted

6-1-2013

Disciplines

Architecture

US Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

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