the complex- the final resting place for various religions practices- led NAP architects to seek a structure that would create an architecturally secular space for accommodating the mourning. the japanese gassho-style structure of two opposing walls leaning against one another was utilized to fulfill several conceptual and structural purposes. the gentle tee pee-like form alludes to the form of the hands made when praying. its subtly angled walls form an intimate space that follows the form of the body when praying, as if the structure were to be praying as well. working in conjunction with the plan, the section tapers towards the top of the roof to avoid the branches of the forest canopy. the floor plan meanwhile occupies the triangular site with circular voids that preserve existing trees. the hairline roof accentuates the form, composed of fractalizing lines which naturally form between ceiling and floor a curving surface of vertical wooden planks. the resulting interior features a dark slate floor that subtly slopes towards the triangular-framed glass windows. the timber structure forms rhythmic patterns along the walls that accentuate the curves and the height of the space, always ending at each wing in the gassho form. the roof system is comprised of hand-crafted aluminum tiles that span from the top of the ridges to the ground level- a neutral backdrop amidst the natural landscape that similarly accentuates the curves of the form.
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