Visions of an Industrial Age: Tadao Ando, church of light, 1987 (via Réunion des musées nationaux)

Visions of an Industrial Age: Tadao Ando, church of light, 1987 (via Réunion des musées nationaux)

“Church of Light.” Tadao Ando 3: inside Japan. ToÌ„kyoÌ„: TOTO Shuppan, 2008. 129. Print.    Clean and powerful structure, this view providing almost an abstract picture.

“Church of Light.” Tadao Ando 3: inside Japan. ToÌ„kyoÌ„: TOTO Shuppan, 2008. 129. Print. Clean and powerful structure, this view providing almost an abstract picture.

Daylight falling on the bare concrete walls of the Church of the Light by Tadao Ando. Why need any decoration if you can have this? (photo by Naoyafujii)

Daylight falling on the bare concrete walls of the Church of the Light by Tadao Ando. Why need any decoration if you can have this? (photo by Naoyafujii)

In the small town of Ibaraki, 25km outside of Osaka, Japan, stands one of Tadao Ando’s signature architectural works, the Church of the Light.

In the small town of Ibaraki, 25km outside of Osaka, Japan, stands one of Tadao Ando’s signature architectural works, the Church of the Light.

The Church of the Light (sometimes called the "Church with Light") is the main chapel of the Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church, a member church of the United Church of Christ in Japan. It was built in 1989, in the city of Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture. This building is one of the most famous designs of Japanese architect Tadao Ando. In 1999, the main building was extended with the addition of a Sunday School.

The Church of the Light (sometimes called the "Church with Light") is the main chapel of the Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church, a member church of the United Church of Christ in Japan. It was built in 1989, in the city of Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture. This building is one of the most famous designs of Japanese architect Tadao Ando. In 1999, the main building was extended with the addition of a Sunday School.

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