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I have been having a few conversations this past week with friends celebrating Easter, and with my architectural friends the conversation generally ends up with conversations over architecture. There were two religious-institution design masters that kept coming up in those conversations. The first being Louis Kahn and the second being TadaoAndo. For me the latter is the more preferred.

These are images of his Church on the Water in Tomamu, Japan. Completed in 1988 the element that strikes me the most is the disappearance of the building as a background and a visual emphasis on the natural landscape that surrounds it. The seasonal variations make this building simply beautiful.

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