[archiseeds] Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects

Ribbon Chapel

About from the Architect

Two Spirals Become One. This wedding chapel stands in a garden of a resort hotel, “Bella Vista Sakaigahama,” in Onomichi, Hiroshima. The site is midway on a hill enjoying a panoramic view of the Inland Sea of Japan. By entwining two spiral stairways, we realized a free-standing building of unprecedented composition and architecturally embodied the act of marriage in a pure form. A single spiral stairway would be unsteady in a horizontal direction and is prone to vibration in a vertical direction, hence, very unstable. Continue reading on archdaily.com

Architects – Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects

Location – Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Project Year – 2013

Photographs – Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc

Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects, Photo by Koji Fujii and Nacasa & Partners Inc [archiseeds] Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects

Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects, Photo by Koji Fujii and Nacasa & Partners Inc [archiseeds] Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects

Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects, Photo by Koji Fujii and Nacasa & Partners Inc [archiseeds] Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects

Ribbon Chapel [archiseeds] Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects

Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects, Photo by Koji Fujii and Nacasa & Partners Inc [archiseeds] Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects

Ribbon Chapel [archiseeds] Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects

Ribbon Chapel [archiseeds] Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects

Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects, Photo by Koji Fujii and Nacasa & Partners Inc [archiseeds] Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects