Architecture Monday

The sinuous forms of the columns for this chapel are so smooth and seamless that some views almost look like CG rendering.  But it’s a very real place, in Japan.

Used primarily as a wedding chapel, there’s a lot of show going on here, from those sensual columns to the curvy all-glass walls to the fact the whole thing seems to float effortlessly above the placid pool of water.  Trippy?  Yes.  Over the top?  Sure, but the theatricality of it all is fully intentional for the theatrical event taking place within. It’s a neat space.

Cloud of Luster Chapel (even the name is full of show biz!) by KTX archiLAB

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