How do you imagine your church wedding?
Today, we will report on another architectural event from Japan, that has impressed us greatly. Ribbon Chapel – the craziest wedding chapel in the world.
Hiroshi Nakamura and his dream team of NAP have designed a wedding chapel in addition to many other extraordinary projects two years ago, should embody the Act of marriage between two lovers. This Act is very dynamic and expressive architecture by Nakamura. And who still smirks and old-fashioned considers a church wedding, which is to read through the next few lines and see the accompanying images.
Ribbon Chapel in Onomichi, Hiroshima
The wedding chapel is located in the garden of the holiday hotel “Bella Vista Sakaigahama” in Onomichi, Hiroshima. The hilly location of the building allows a generous panoramic view to the Japanese inland sea.
Back to the Chapel and its exceptional composition: Two spiral stairs corridors seem to wrap around and together form a seamless loop. Of a stairs gear supports the other, and both together seem to protect the core of glass, which is the actual, freestanding Zayachy in the middle.
As a festive loop and wrap around the staircase passages
The architecture of the chapel symbolizes the connection between two lovers
Opposite the Chapel, just behind the glass wall with the altar, a large tree was eingepflanzt-the symbol of eternal life. Through the branches revealed a fantastic ocean view. All wedding guests in the Chapel, where capacity is 80 people can admire this magnificent view.
The composition of the building is extraordinary not only because of its silhouette. If a normal construction of floor, walls and roof or canopy, all of these roles take the two stairs corridors to moan to. Depending on where the wedding guests are, they see a part of the staircase as roof, another is the floor at the same time.
A fantastic view of the sea revealed by the roof of the Chapel
The architecture embodies the separate and joint way of the bride and groom
The staircase passages extend in width and also serve as Sun protection of guests in the chapel during the ceremony.
The exterior of stairs consists of vertically positioned wood panels that are coated with a special film. This film is designed to protect the facade of the destructive sea breeze.
Two are umschlingende to the spirals of life
The Zayachy is located in the heart of the dynamic spirals
Like sashes hanging around run the stairs course past the window walls
The spiral stairs corridors are not only effective, but also functional
The word “Ribbon” stands for loop, strap or connection. It can be interpreted as a way of life. Each of the two staircases symbolized the way the bride and the groom go separately until the day of the wedding. This path is filled with memories and emotions. After the wedding, they will go this way together.
The stairs extend in width
The good views are guaranteed
The separate way before the wedding is filled with memories and emotions
Bride and groom meet on the roof of the Chapel
The vertical wood panels are coated with special mix
The spirals are times roof, even ground, sometimes wall, sometimes sun protection
Of a stairs gear supports the other – as in life bride and groom do
Ribbon Chapel / NAP architects
Photos: Koji Fujii / Nacasa & partners