We converted an RC three-storey dental clinic with a residential facility, built 39 years ago in front of Edgawa-daiStation, into a church. Almost as old as the town of Edogawa itself, this building had been much loved by the townspeople as partofthetownscape. We attempted to keep thebuilding’spresenceinthetownevenafteritsconversationto a chapel. The residential space – which occupied the largest part of the building yet had never been open to thepublicthroughtthe39 years – is redesigned to be a church that can be seen through from the street outside. This reflects the client’s intention to let the church be open to and deeply involved in the town.
architects：Jo Nagasaka／Schemata Architects
photo： Daici Ano