takeshi hosaka architects shonan christ church designboom
in order to create a spatially emotive worship hall, takeshi hosaka architects has composed the ‘shonan christ church’ with curving concrete roof forms separated by banded skylights, resulting in a striking lighting condition. the convex shapes produce a gradient tonality, while bands of direct sunlight accent the space and surfaces. located in the coastal japanese city of fujisawa, the building is a five-minute walk from the shonan sea.

takeshi hosaka architects shonan christ church designboom

the waving roof line allows for banded skylights above the worship hall
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc (also main image)

 

 

the concrete roof is made of six separate forms, which represent the six days of creation as documented in the biblical book of genesis, while the worship space below symbolizes the seventh day.

takeshi hosaka architects shonan christ church designboom

bands of direct sunlight pass down the church walls to accent the monolithic surfaces
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc

takeshi hosaka architects shonan christ church designboom

the openings allow for striking lighting conditions as opposed to clear views
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc

takeshi hosaka architects shonan christ church designboom

the skylights produce a tonal gradient on the convex roof forms
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc

takeshi hosaka architects shonan christ church designboom

photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc

takeshi hosaka architects shonan christ church designboom

wood interior walls complement the exposed concrete volumes
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc

takeshi hosaka architects shonan christ church designboom

photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc

takeshi hosaka architects shonan christ church designboom

soft dusk-light creates a cool tone in the evening
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: tsujido, fujisawa, kanagawa, japan
area: 176 sqm
architecture: takeshi hosaka architects
photography: koji fujii nacasa & partners inc