Edogawadai Church | Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

Edogawadai Church | Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This reflects the client’s intention to let the church be open to and deeply involved in the town.

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architects: Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka
location: Edogawadai, Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
function: church
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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