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Keywords Change this

Cemetery, Reinforced Concrete, Crematorium, Steel, Corten

Project timeline

1995 – 1997

Type

Religious

Location Change this

Nakatsu
Oita
Japan

Architect Change this

Team

Hanawa Structural Engineers, Mechanical / Electrical Engineer Sogo Consultants

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
November 01st, 2019

Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium Change this

Oita, Japan
by Fumihiko Maki Change this
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Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium has a fluid appearance that blends smoothly with the surrounding ancient burial mounds and cemetery. Starting with the building approach, transitional spaces are emphasized; each ceremonial function space (funeral hall, cemetery, and waiting lounge) is kept at a specific distance from the next to allow for pause and reflection. On the exterior, a different geometry and materiality was given to each section. The use of these different materials - brick, Corten steel, and concrete - also allows the building to be read as a sculpture in the park.

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