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Ailereve / Yasui Hideo Atelier

  • Architects: Yasui Hideo Atelier
  • Location: Kochi, Kochi
  • Architect In Charge: Yasui Hideo Atelier
  • Area: 18202.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

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Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier
Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

From the architect. When I was young, I travelled following “Le Corbusier”.

Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier
Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

I was totally impressed the “Senaque Abbay” located in Provance, south France, a architecture’s sacred ground.  And I wholeheartedly visited convents so called ‘ three sisters of Provance ‘.

Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier
Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

I returned to Lyon, where I visited “La Tourette Monastery” deeply impressed by the perfect combination of light and darkness.  I could not move, just I was looking at the lights coming from the glasses of the convent.

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Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

“LaChapelle de Ronchamp” was my final destination.  One sunny day I found it quietly standing like a swan just flew down on the ground.  There was sufficient light coming down inside like a shower, which has been totally took into account as effect.  I have never experienced such situation in my whole life, felt like I received a great gift as a finale of my long journey, and I strongly talked to myself that someday, I wanted to design an architecture that would move people’s emotion

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Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

I want to design architecture powerful and strong but have beauty in them.

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Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

I want to create architecture full of lights

After years later, I was requested to design a small church in Kochi, thus I thought I would take this opportunity to realize what I had been nursing for a long time, in other words, interpreted what had moved me in my journey in Longchanp;  an architecture like a swan flew over, an architecture shows different images as light changes in a day, an architecture that has a power to change one’s everyday life to a moment of celebration and special.  It is my utmost pleasure if my church could make assists a happy moment of happy couples. 

I named my Church as ‘Modern Longchanp’.

Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier
Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier
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