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The Fukita Shrine is Nishizawa’s latest work. The minimalist floating pavilion is sandwiched between two sheets of iron and 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.

+ Ryuei Nishizawa

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Photos by Jacome