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Church of the Light (II)

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Alfredo J. Martiz J. (Panama City, Panama) on 31 July 2008 in Architecture.

Church of the light is the Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church's main chapel. It was built in 1989, in the city of Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture. This building is one of the most famous designs of Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

Name: Church of the Light
Location: 4-3-50 Kitakasugaoka, Ibaraki-shi, Osaka
Owner: Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church. The United Church of Christ in Japan (Protestant Churches)
Architect: Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Structural Design: Ascoral Engineering Associates
Site Area: 838.60 m²
Building Area: 113.04 m²
Total Floor Area: 113.04 m²
Width of the street facades: East 5.42 m, South 6.11 m
Legal Restrictions: Building-to-land ratio / 50%, Volume Rate / 100%
Building Scale: One story above the ground; maximum height 7.24 m; ceiling height 5.90 m - 7.00 m
Structure: Exposed reinforced concrete with Rahmen structure.
Foundations: Cast-in-place concrete piles 6.5 m x 7 pieces
Design Period: May 1987 - April 1988
Contractor: Tatsumi Kensetsu Co.
Construction Period: May 1988 - April 1989
Architectural Finishes: (Exterior) Roof: Gravel on bituminous membrane waterproofing; Wall: Exposed reinforced concrete with fluorine resin water-repellent; Fixtures: Anticorrosive steel sash with grey paint; (Interior) Floor: 36mm thick cedar flooring recycled from scaffolds; Wall & Ceiling: Reinforced concrete casted with plywood formwork panels
Furniture: Iseki Co.
Pipe Organ: Built in 2005 by Werner Bosch Orgelbau GmbH. 7 stops
Baptismal Font: Designed and sand-blasted by Koh Takeuchi Co.

Reference: Church of the Light pamphlet received during visit

Ibaraki, Osaka. July 29th, 2008

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