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"Coffin of Light": After creating "Go'o Shrine," Hiroshi Sugimoto became interested in architecture and established his own architecture office, New Material Research Laboratory. Sugimoto created space to offer peaceful prayer while reinterpreting the foyer of Benesse House Park Building designed by Tadao Ando. This permanent installation in Benesse House Park called "Coffin of Light" exhibits Sugimoto's "Pine Trees," four artworks from his architecture series and "Crystal Pagoda." House Parks, Building Design, Parks Building, Beness House, Architecture Office
The Row House in Sumiyoshi (1976) by Japanese autodidact architect Tadao Ando. This is one of his first houses he built and is part of his best designs. It has been a great influence during my first years of architecture school. I like its radical denial of the chaotic context in favor of a secluded place for withdrawal and personal life and its uncompromising interior layout (to get from one room to another one has to cross an outdoor space, no matter what weather). Truly a masterpiece.