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Chushin-ji / Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates

  • 01:00 - 8 June, 2010
Chushin-ji / Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates
Chushin-ji / Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kamiina-District, Nagano, Japan
  • Architecture

     Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates
  • Principal In Charge

    Katsuhiro Miyamoto
  • Project Team

    Isamu Tamaishi, Takenori Uotani
  • Structural Engineering

    Hirokazu Toki / University of Shiga Prefecture & Takashi Manda/ Takashi Manda structural design
  • General Contractor

    Shibusaki Kensetsu
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

From the architect. Chushin-ji is a Buddhist temple nestled in the Japan Alps. It boasts a long history of over 550 years. The head priest desired to make use of these Priest’s Quarters for such events as exhibitions, lectures and concerts where locals can gather.

The residential area and the common space are arranged under a large roof, like a large umbrella, that takes the rhythm of the roofs of the adjacent main hall and reception hall into consideration.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The roof is made of thick concrete so that it would last for 100 or 200 years. It comprises a nested structure as the wooden residential area and other areas are housed underneath. The roof is strong enough to bear heavy snow loads, there is a lot of leeway for the interior design. Renovations are also feasible in the future.

Moreover the existence of the common space is recognizable due to the roof, and it fulfills the role of linking the temple with local residents.

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Ernesto Velásquez · May 01, 2012

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Jorge · August 14, 2010

I wonder hows that roof is made? I mean material etc....

rafa · June 29, 2010

a mix of ronchamp and brasilia´s chapel of niemeyer, but still looks very nice!

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Rowan · June 10, 2010

Agree with Philip, very Ronchamp

Alice Joyce · June 10, 2010

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Susan Cohan · June 10, 2010

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arnold · June 09, 2010

it's very interesting and very difficult work, to create "old-new" architecture. or other words, to create a MODERN classic (old) arch.style building.

the beginning of arch. thinking is really good. the roof idea as white sail or hill is interesting. and the form, color of the roof is so artistic.

but thats all, what impressed for me; I missed organic, whole of all arch.Body. it looks like, that the roof goes on his own way, and the volume under him - goes on his own way. there is no whole. it's the main problem of this house.

to my mind, there wasn't looked for more purify of the main Idea.
and I think, this new house discord a bit with old house.

Gramsci · June 09, 2010

An interesting copy of a 50 year old Niemeyer chapel in Brazilia.

http://www.photoshelter.com/im...

Nothing new under the sun.

firadauskhazis · June 09, 2010

what type of timber is that? look white and soft!

is that hardwood

Shamsul Akmal · June 09, 2010

Tengok site, konteks sawah padi lah! yeh men RT @firadauskhazis Niccceeeeee http://bit.ly/bP61Bh

Philip · June 09, 2010

Looks vaguely familiar...hmmm, Le Corbusier maybe.

Teo · June 09, 2010

Do I like the drawings?
Yes Sir, they are conceptually beautiful.

Do I like the outcome?
Yes, but there are some things which I don't fully enjoy, and I think it has something to do with the material they used. Wood lasts longer than concrete, then why use concrete? I think the slab turned out to be quite thick and the general brown beauty of a pagoda is more elegant than the stained gray concrete pillars, the thick slate or the young blond wood. Maybe time will make the best of it. Or maybe I am mistaken.

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Wojtek Niemczyk · June 08, 2010

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Nicolás Saieh · June 08, 2010

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