Japanese architect Ryuei Nishizawa designed this peaceful shelter within the sacred Fukita Shrine at Shodoshima Island. Dubbed the Fukita Pavilion, this holy space is made from two simple curved metal sheets. One of the surfaces rests on the ground, while the other one seems to float above while being pierced by a tree.
Created as part of this year’s Setouchi Arts Festival, the pavilion allows people to play, relax or contemplate the tree rising through the roof. There is also a curved metal bench and a space for leaving shoes before getting in. Nishizawa’s Fukita Pavilion is the perfect summer spot – it provides plenty of shadow under the trees while letting cool breezes pass through.
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Photos by Jacome