Birch Moss Chapel by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Disappearing among the trees and ground

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这是为轻井泽新艺术美术馆建造的一座小教堂。建筑师的想法是将小教堂化作轻井泽的一片白桦林。

Chapel of for Karuizawa New Art Museum. Our idea was to obliterate the small chapel into Karuizawa’s white birches.

▼桦树苔藓教堂鸟瞰,aerial view of the Birch Moss Chapel

▼周边绿意盎然的自然环境,nature around the chapel

▼如同白桦林一样的教堂外观,small chapel looks like white birches

建筑师随机树立起外表包裹着白桦树干的垂直钢结构,让它们仿佛是树林中的一棵棵树木一样支撑着小教堂的玻璃的屋顶。室内的长椅由玻璃和亚克制成,苔藓地面从室外延伸至室内,让教堂消解在白桦林中。

We randomly put up structural bodies made with steel covered by trunks of birch, as though they were the trees in the forest. They support the glazed roof of the chapel, and benches are made of glass and acrylic. We covered the floor with moss inside and outside of the chapel, successfully making the chapel disappear into the birches.

▼外表包裹着白桦树干的垂直钢结构仿佛是树林中的一棵棵树木,structural bodies made with steel covered by trunks of birch seem like they were the trees in the forest

▼室内的长椅由玻璃和亚克制成,苔藓地面从室外延伸至室内,benches are made of glass and acrylic, floor is covered with moss inside and outside of the chapel

在通往小教堂的路上,建筑师还放置了法国艺术家Jean–Michel Othoniel 的心形艺术作品。

On the approach toward the chapel, a heart-shaped artwork by French artist Jean–Michel Othoniel was placed.

▼小路上放置的心形艺术作品,a heart-shaped artwork was placed on the approach toward the chapel

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