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Leaf Chapel is decorated with leaf-like motifs

23 Jan 2019
By Anna Marks

Resting within the grounds of the Risonare hotel resort in Kobuchizawa, overlooking Yatsugatake Mountains, is a ‘Leaf Chapel’ designed by Klein Dytham Architecture.


The structure is crafted in the shape of two curved leaves — one glass and one steel —and its steel facade is decorated with curvaceous leaf-like motifs.


The white side of the Leaf Chapel is perforated with 4,700 holes, each of which holds an acrylic lens, and as light filters through the structure, a lace-like pattern projects into the building’s interior. As the lighting level alters throughout the day, the projected patterns naturally change, creating a myriad of various patterns inside the building. 


All image credits: Katsuhisa Kida

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