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Year of Completion
Humid subtropical climate
Floors, Wall and Roof
Material and its Properties
The floors, walls, and roof are formed as pure building elements and poured from the same earth-like red-colored concrete – honed for internal floors and ground and sandblasted for walkway walls and soffits – giving the overall structure a monolithic appearance.
The special color and texture of the concrete and the indirect sunlight from the gardens help the chapel visitor finds seclusion and their focus is drawn to the essential rhythms of time through the natural indicators of daylight fluctuation and seasonal foliage changes.
David Chipperfield Architects, "Inagawa Cemetery chapel and visitor centre" (2013). Building Case Studies. 352.