Cloud of Luster

Novum Design Award
WINNER

GOLDEN

Architectural Design Category

in

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2019

Project Title

Cloud of Luster

Project Function

Wedding Chapel

Project Location

Japan, Himeji City

Project Tags

Architecture, chapel, wedding, glass, white

Office Name

KTX archiLAB

Team Members

Tetsuya Matsumoto, Motoaki Takeuchi, Farid Ziani

Office Link

Copyrights

KTX archiLAB (design) Stirling Elmendorf (pictures)

Project Description

Luster, glitter, sparkle, light, shine, and bright are fundamentals of any modern wedding ceremony. The time for writing a new page in people’s life, a white page, all in joy, all in happiness, all together, open to the future, reflecting dreams and hopes, reflecting the Luster of Life.
Dreams and light were depicted as curves and glass, a cloud shaped space for the chapel was enveloped in transparent curved glass bringing day light from all directions. Only the organ space and the technical room are enveloped in a circular white wall at the back of the chapel.
The Cloud shaped Chapel is all white, a minimalistic ceiling free of any technical machineries or equipment is supported by round columns with a hyperbolic cone head. The same columns support the roof of the approach connecting the main ceremony hall to the chapel and gives access to the garden. The circles on the basin side has a hyperbolic shaped base, creating an impression of a floating chapel. The water surface reflects the floating chapel adding more lightness to the structure and extending the dreams into other dimensions.

Project Link

Image Credits

Stirling Elmendorf

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DESIGN SCORE:      /100

97

GOLDEN

Novum Design Award Winner in

2019

Congratulations!


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