Friday, August 21, 2015

Worth a Thousand Words: Church of the Light

Church of the Light, Osaka, Japan
Taken by Bergmann
The simplicity of Ando's church is part of its beauty, and of its message: built on a low budget, the concrete walls were cast on-site, and the wood used to form the moulds for that process were then recycled to make the pews. The church has no decoration, and the only windows are the slits in the shape of a cross, as important for this particular church as it is for the foundation of Christianity itself: the Cross here is the Light.
Richard Stemp, The Secret Language of Churches and Cathedrals

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