bakoko: doshisha chapel complex proposal
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jan 12, 2013
bakoko: doshisha chapel complex proposal


‘doshisha chapel complex’ by bakoko, kyoto, japan
image © bakoko

 

 

japanese firm bakoko and the engineers at structured environment has just shared with us their recently finished competition proposal for a christian
community center on doshisha university’s campus in kyoto. the ‘doshisha chapel complex’ contains a center for worship and christian culture located
on two adjacent sites bisected by a road. formed around the idea of the infinity symbol, the project is grouped into two functions, a place for gathering
and a place for worship. the fluid structure is then a result of the different environmental and programmatic forces that push and pull on the spaces
informing their specific heights. the rounded wall sections provide an ideal surface for light to reflect through the interior in a building that represents
the ancient institution’s contemporary face, complete with an inhabitable parametric green roof. the peripheral circulation areas enclosed within a
transparent glass perimeter offer areas for the public to meet in smaller groups and be part of the exterior gardens while enjoying the comforts of an
acclimatized space.

 

 


green roof
image © bakoko

 

 


street level approach
image © bakoko

 

 


underpass between the two sections of the program
image © bakoko

 

 


chapel
image © bakoko

 

 


site render
image © bakoko

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


section

 

 


formal diagram

 

 


concept diagram

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