A Church in Kyoto / Shigenori Uoya Architects and Associates

A Church in Kyoto / Shigenori Uoya Architects and Associates

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Kyoto, Japan
  • Architects: Shigenori Uoya Architects and Associates
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 358.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2011
  • Photographs photographs: Nakamura Kai
  • Structural Engineer: S3 Associates
  • Construction: Kento
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Text description provided by the architects. This project is done for newly constructing a church which includes the residential space for the priest and his family.

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“The finitude and infinitude of space are polar elements, and in their polarity, human beings can  express their power, also create their own space, and therefore create their own being.”

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Floor Plan

“Sacred emptiness is an emptiness which is from inspiration. Emptiness is filled with the presence of that which cannot be expressed in any finite way. ”

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© Nakamura Kai

With the quote of a theologian, P.Tillich, we aimed to create the sacred emptiness, in which both finitude and infinitude reside.

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© Nakamura Kai

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Address: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

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Cite: "A Church in Kyoto / Shigenori Uoya Architects and Associates" 31 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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