leaf Chapel by Klein Dytham Architecture

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Leaf chapel sits within the grounds of the Risonare hotel resort in Kobuchizawa, a refreshingly green setting with beautiful views to the southern Japanese Alps, Yatsugatuke peaks and Mt.Fuji.
The architect describe this structure as a metaphor of a bride's veil .
The chapel is formed by 2 leaves- glass and steel. The glass leaf with lace patterns can be controlled either to open or close up the chapel.
The steel leaf with 4700 holes used to hold acrylic lens . When the light penetrates through the lenses and the lace patterns, interesting pattern will be formed into the chapel.
All above info and images from Klein Dytham ARchitecture