Classics / by Aleksandra Shekutkovska

 
From the architect. In the small town of Ibaraki, 25km outside of Osaka, Japan, stands one of Tadao Ando’s signature architectural works, the Church of the Light.  The Church of the Light embraces Ando’s philosophical framework between nature and architecture through the way in which light can define and create new spatial perceptions equally, if not more so, as that of his concrete structures.  Completed in 1989, the Church of the Light was a renovation to an existing Christian compound in Ibaraki.  The new church was the first phase to a complete redesign of the site – later completed in 1999 – under Ando’s design aesthetic. “Space is not emptiness, space is silent, and silence is God” More info for visitors: http://ibaraki-kasugaoka-church.jp/e-forvisitors.html

From the architect. In the small town of Ibaraki, 25km outside of Osaka, Japan, stands one of Tadao Ando’s signature architectural works, the Church of the Light.  The Church of the Light embraces Ando’s philosophical framework between nature and architecture through the way in which light can define and create new spatial perceptions equally, if not more so, as that of his concrete structures.  Completed in 1989, the Church of the Light was a renovation to an existing Christian compound in Ibaraki.  The new church was the first phase to a complete redesign of the site – later completed in 1999 – under Ando’s design aesthetic.

“Space is not emptiness, space is silent, and silence is God”

More info for visitors: http://ibaraki-kasugaoka-church.jp/e-forvisitors.html