The Pinecote Pavilion - organic architecture
I like that the chapel is designed for discussions on important things in the environment and natural world.
He goes on to say:
"The all-wood structure is built of indigenous material, native pine, and is fastened together with nails, dowels, and metal connections. There is complete exposure of every construction element, all visible from within and without. Every framing member, every beam, brace, and connection is absolutely necessary to achieve structural stability."
It is sustainable! I hope they rebuild this Pavilion every 20 years like they do with the Ise Shrine. That way it will stand forever.
A building that looks to the growth of trees for inspiration....Very wonderful.
"...decorative enrichment will come from the ever-changing patterns of light and shadows that play on the closely-spaced structural elements as the sun and moon move across the sky. Time of day and seasonal changes will modify the shadows that frame the light and will keep the spaces in and around the Pavilion vital and alive, continuously enhancing the poetics of revealed construction."
A building in tune with the sun and moon as they 'move across the sky'. Amen.