Edogawadai Church | Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka
We converted an RC three-storey dental clinic with a residential facility, built 39 years ago in front of Edogawa-dai Station, into a church.
Almost as old as the town of Edogawa itself, this building had been much loved by the townspeople as part of the town-scape. We attempted to keep the building’s presence in the town even after its conversation to a chapel.
The residential space – which occupied the largest part of the building yet had never been open to the public throughout the 39 years – is redesigned to be a church that can be seen through from the street outside.
This reflects the client’s intention to let the church be open to and deeply involved in the town.
architects: Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka
location: Edogawadai, Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
construction: Syuhei Nakamura (paint)
total floor area: 180.27 m²
structural system: reinforced concrete
completion period: December 2006
photographs: Daici Ano
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