Ribbon Chapel By Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co

Japanese architect studio Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Co. designed a romantic spiralling ribbon wedding chapel with scenic views of the ocean and islands. The minimalist chapel is over 10 meters high and surrounded by trees. It is an architectural comparison for the union of two souls under Heaven’s watch – two entangled spirals meeting at the top overlooking the Inland Sea of Japan, expressing the individual paths of the bride and groom coming together as one.

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In a statement about the project, the architects say:

“The chapel is configured as a double spiral formed by two stairways. Starting from different locations, the stairways slowly spiral upward to become one—a device symbolic of the bride and groom’s path of marriage and formal union as one.”

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