Covered by a massive roof 50 meters long and 100 meters wide, the cathedral-like temple, evoking images of a Japanese traditional architecture "principal rafter," was created using a combination of traditional and state-of-the-art techniques.
The temple complex is comprised of the Shakaden Hall, temple grounds, corridors and Kotani Hall that are interposed on three levels. The juxtaposition of light, sound, air and imagery produced by equipment impart a sense of harmony with the architecture. A long-lasting interchangeable facilities and equipment system was installed that could be adapted to the intended use of the structure.
Reference: Takenaka Corporation
Design: Takenaka Corporation
Construction: Takenaka Corporation
Total floor space: 25,720 m²
Structure: Steel-framed reinforced concrete (SRC), Steel (S), partly Reinforced concrete (RC), 6 Fl. below and 3 Fl. above ground
Completed in 1975
Photo by Alfredo Martiz F., my father. Processing by Alfredo J. Martiz J.
Note: Second attempt with Tilt-shift miniature faking processing using photoshop, visit the previous photo (Hinomaru Driving School) to see the first try with this fun to do post-processing.
For those interested in the technique, please visit this tutorial. In both cases I started the processing in lightroom, increasing the saturation and changing the curve to increase the highlights, after that I exported to photoshop where I followed the tutorial and then opened the resulting file in lightroom again to adjust a bit the curve, contrast, saturation and finally applied split toning.
Tokyo Tower. April 24th, 2005
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