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  5. Kubo Tsushima Architects
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  7. Rainbow Chapel / Kubo Tsushima Architects

Rainbow Chapel / Kubo Tsushima Architects

  • 20:00 - 5 August, 2015
Rainbow Chapel / Kubo Tsushima Architects
Rainbow Chapel / Kubo Tsushima Architects, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners + 7

  • Designer

    Hideaki Kubo, Yumi Tsushima
  • Contractor

    Fujita Bill Maintenance
  • Owner

    Prior Corporation
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© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners

Text description provided by the architects. A project for renovating a wedding hall in Ebisu, Tokyo. The building was constructed during the economic bubble as an annex to an exclusive members-only salon next door. Ownership changed hands several times, thereafter, but the building continued to be used primarily as a wedding hall.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The current owner desired to eliminate the existing building’s excessive ornamentation and realize a design animated by natural light. To this end, we proposed to give maximum play to the oval plan and high sidelights of the chapel in the existing structure and to use light to produce ornamentation. By painting each high sidelight window a different color, we imparted faint color hues to light entering the chapel. Ribs arrayed on the oval wall catch the colored light, so that rainbow-like light fills the interior space.

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners

 In the bible, a rainbow is symbolic of a promise. By giving “decoration to light” instead of using physical ornamentation, we have transformed the space into a contemporary ceremonial space. (Hideaki Kubo + Yumi Tsushima / Kubo Tsushima Architects)

Detail
Detail
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Rainbow Chapel / Kubo Tsushima Architects" 05 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771396/rainbow-chapel-kubo-tsushima-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884