Agri Chapel is situated within a national park around the northwest shore of Japan‘s island of Kyushu. The chapel was constructed by Japanese architect Yu Momoeda, who wanted to signify the surrounding woods by bringing tree-like types to the building.
To make the arrangement’s central dome, Momoeda piled wooden columns in the shape of simplistic tree branches. This nature-based support system reproduces the branching fractals found in trees, using ascending symmetrical patterns spread throughout the light-filled space.
h/t Jeroen Apers