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Architect Marlon Blackwell has created a whimsical and iconic house of worship from a former work shed.

The Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church in Springdale, Ark., has been born again from a former machine shop.

The small sanctuary benefits from natural light spilling forth from behind the alter.

The dome above the congregation is actually a repurposed satellite dish.

The church exhibits a striking presence among the pastures and farmland of rural Arkansas.

The illluminated cross in the steeple serves as a beacon at night.

The church's sleek lines and color-tinted windows give the structure a post-modern look.

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