▼视频，video ©TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITECTS
This is a renovation project of the grave owned by the church. The site area is 30㎡. On the ground level, wide and flat space is needed to perform funerals and so on and the underground existing space is used as shared burial chamber where only certain worker will enter.
▼墓园鸟瞰，aerial view ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
▼墓园外观，exterior view ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
▼平面图，plan ©TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITECTS
▼剖面图，section ©TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITECTS
The concept of this grave is to feel the glow of the resurrection behind the cross. There are a sky (heaven) , sun light and moon light behind this cross. Against the background of the sky, the cross floats horizontally in the air supported by three cross-shaped pillars. The pillars are mounted on the existing underground structure to transmit the load.
▼台阶，stairs ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
▼巨大的十字架横向地漂浮在空中，the great cross floats horizontally in the air ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
▼三个十字形的立柱支撑着十字架，the cross is supported by three cross-shaped pillars ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
▼结构细部，structure detailed view ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
The old existing was removed and water proofed. The finishing was also renewed. The platform will be 650mm heights from the ground level and 1850mm above the platform level is the bottom of the cross. The maximum height of the structure is 3000mm above the ground.Since the cross floats horizontally in the air, the grave looks abstract and is impossible to be recognized as a cross from the eye level of the living person. On the other hand, the cross faces to the deceased people who look up from underground or down from the sky.
The cross facing to the heaven makes a large shadow on the graveyard during both the daytime and the full moon night. I believe this cross will preach the gospel to those who visits this grave of the church as well as every visitor to the park.
▼白天的墓园，grave daytime view ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
▼十字架在墓园投下巨大的阴影，the cross facing to the heaven makes a large shadow on the graveyard ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
▼夜晚的墓园，grave by night ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
▼地下墓室，underground burial chamber ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
“I always see the light of resurrection behind the cross” This phrase given from the church led us to this great cross.
▼俯瞰十字架，aerial view to the cross ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
▼俯瞰墓地和公园，aerial view to the grave and the park ©KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
▼场地平面图，site plan ©TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITECTS
ARCHITECT: TAKESHI HOSAKA / TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITECTS
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS KENJI NAWA / NAWAKENJI-M
PHOTOGRAPHER: KOJI FUJII / TOREAL
MOVIE: TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITCTS
CLIENT: Kamakura Yukinoshita Church
QUESTIONARY TO PRODUCT INQUIRY
Name of the project: The Grave of Kamakura Yukinoshita Church
Exact definition of the building: The Grave
Location of the project: Yokohama , Kanagawa ,JAPAN
Construction nature: Reinforced Concrete (RC)
Building function: grave
Design : April 2019 – Sptember 2019
Planning start (M/Y) : April 2019
Beginning of construction: October 2019
Completion: May 2020
(Name): Takeshi Hosaka / TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITECTS
(add): Koiso Ohtake bld.#202, 538, Yamabuki-cyo , Shinjyuku-ku , Tokyo
162-0801 , JAPAN