Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre, Inagawa, Japan. Architect: David Chipperfield Architects Ltd, 2018.
|:||Visitor space and chapel surrounding courtyard. Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre, Inagawa, Japan. Architect: David Chipperfield Architects Ltd, 2018.|
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|:||Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre|
|:||Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre, Inagawa, Japan. Architect: David Chipperfield Architects Ltd, 2018.|
|:||David Chipperfield Architects Ltd|
|:||Inagawa Cemetery is located on a steep site in the Hokusetsu Mountain Range of the Hyogo prefecture, approximately 40 kilometres north of Osaka. The cemetery is laid out across terraces and bisected by a monumental flight of steps leading up to a shrine at the highest point - an axis that orients the whole project. The large portal facing the road leads into a central courtyard flanked by the rooms of the visitor centre. Full-height windows maintain a visual connection between these interior and exterior spaces. "The visitor centre and chapel are designed as a marked threshold between the outer world and a quieter space within for contemplation," said the studio.The chapel is separated off to one side and can be accessed using a small corridor from the courtyard. An external side passage and a ramp connecting it with the garden provide alternative entrances. The simply furnished space is flanked by large windows on either side that look out onto small gardens.|
|:||Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre; architecture; Memorial; Cemetery; Asia; Japanese; Inagawa; 2018; 21st Century; David Chipperfield Architects Ltd; Nobody; Full Frame; general view; day; exterior; graveyard; Hokusetsu Mountain Range; Hyogo prefecture; place of remembrance; visitor centre; chapel; place of worship; terraced hillside; contemplation; pigmented concrete; reddish hue; concrete volume; exterior facade; pink concrete; front view; mountain; tombstone; sloped roof; courtyard; link; garden|