Light Church in Forest

森の光教会

Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen
Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen
Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen
Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen
Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen
Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen
Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen
Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen
Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen
Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen
Light Church in Forest © Jimmy Cohrssen

Light Church in Forest

森の光教会

Takasaki, Japan
2016.04
Wedding chapel
756.64 m2

We designed a wooden chapel that reaches towards the sky in front of Takasaki Station. We bring light into the chapel through gaps between sections that are each comprised of 5 wooden planks in order to create a holy space that has the warmth of wood in the middle of a city.
The light inside the chapel changes minute to minute like the hands of a watch, and when it is reflected by the basin in the afternoon, it shines onto the west wall, filling the inside of the chapel with golden light.

Project team: Eishi Sakamoto, Tsuyoshi Kanda, Taku Nishikawa, Miki Sato

Structural Engineer: Makino Structural Engineering
MEP Engineer: Kankyo Engineering Inc.

©Photography by Jimmy Cohrssen