Edogawadai Church

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Edogawadai Church | Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

Words by mooponto Staff

May 29, 2013

We converted an RC three-story 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 conversion 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.

Tags: #Daici Ano#Minimalism#renovations

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