0
Shares

Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects

Published Jul 11, 2018

The ‘Ribbon Chapel’ is an exquisite wedding chapel in the city of Hiroshima, Japan.

“The site is midway on a hill enjoying a panoramic view of the Inland Sea of Japan. By entwining two spiral stairways, we realized a free-standing building of unprecedented composition and architecturally embodied the act of marriage in a pure form. A single spiral stairway would be unsteady in a horizontal direction and is prone to vibration in a vertical direction, hence, very unstable.

By joining two spiral stairways so that one supports the other, we produced a free-standing structure. Just as two lives go through twists and turns before uniting as one, the two spirals seamlessly connect at their 15.4m summit to form a single ribbon. At the core of their movement is a chapel where the people who have supported the bride and groom are waiting. The chapel aisle looks toward an existing symbol tree. The altar stands before the tree, and 80 seats are positioned for views to the ocean through the trees.”

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects

More architecture inspiration via ArchDaily

POSTED BY

IG Team

0
Shares

More articles

The Witcher Fan Art Collection

Christmas Crafts: Jolly good ideas to inspire you

Great Book Cover Designs – The Bookcase No.2

Awesome Star Wars Inspired Artworks

#want

Bicycle Pizza Cutter Wheel

‘The Child’ Baby Yoda Plush Toy

The Art of Cuphead Hardcover Book

Funko Pop! Marvel: Holiday Groot

Pop Art Hardcover Book by Taschen

Happy Camper Pencil Holder

These are affiliate links to Amazon and other partner brands. We may earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase.
There is no extra cost to you, so it’s just a nice way to help support the site.

Follow Inspiration Grid

Latest

inspiration

Awesome Illustrations by Pierre Kleinhouse

Beauty Portraits by Natascha Lindemann

Creative Photo Manipulations by Antti Karppinen

Shang Lin Yuan Tea Packaging by Pica Lab

Layered Shadow Box Paintings by Detour

Amazing Lettering Projects by Cyla Costa

Intriguing Creatures: Sculptures by Erika Sanada

Fugu Fish Bar Branding by Hue Studio

Awesome products for creatives

Bicycle Pizza Cutter Wheel

‘The Child’ Baby Yoda Plush Toy

The Art of Cuphead Hardcover Book

Funko Pop! Marvel: Holiday Groot

Pop Art Hardcover Book by Taschen

Happy Camper Pencil Holder

These are affiliate links to Amazon and other partner brands. We may earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase.
There is no extra cost to you, so it’s just a nice way to help support the site.

Inspiration
in your inbox

Amazing art & design, never any spam.

Thanks for subscribing!
We'll be in touch soon.

We care about protecting your data. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more.



© 2019 Inspiration Grid, all rights reserved. Some of our posts may contain affiliate links to partner brands. We earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase. There is no extra cost to you, so it’s just a nice way to help support the site. All images, videos, and other content posted on the site is attributed to their creators and original sources. If you see something wrong here or you would like to have it removed, please contact us.