Breathtaking Japanese cemetery hall gracefully blends architecture with nature
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The Sayama Lakeside Cemetery Community Hall embraces sweeping views of the forested landscape while still maintaining a sense of enclosure and privacy. The building extends out into the landscape with 1.35-meter-long eaves that provide shade and are illuminated by moving reflections of water from the lake. A large slanted opening punctuates the roof to frame an elevated grove of deciduous trees that grow up and through the building, while allowing dappled light to enter the building. Related:...