as we mentioned earlier this week, rural studio has been a place we have visited many times over the last 20 years, for inspiration and ideas.
one of our favorite, somewhat secret places they have designed and built is this subterranean chapel, Sub Rosa, built into the side of a small knoll, in honor of their late co-founder, samuel mockbee. finding it is like finding the pot of gold at the end of a treasure hunt, and walking into it, down the dark corridor, into the light of its oculus is a great reward and provides a quiet, calming feeling. it is a beautiful, beautiful place.
photographs and words by rinne allen