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— by sofia lekka angelopoulou: located on a hillside in sennichi-dani (meaning ‘valley’ in japanese), tokyo, the new main hall for ichigyo-in temple has been designed by kengo kuma with a gently inclined roof, built out of specially extruded, half-cylinder aluminum ‘tiles’. the new building is most often viewed from above, and thus emphasis has been put on the large roof, whose deep eave protects the exterior as well as the interior, where 300mm solid cedar panels have been fixed in a board-on-batten or yamato-bari pattern…

Image courtesy of Professional Photo Miyagawa

May 3, 2019