Toshihiko Ishibashi inspires new Japanese design

Posted by Theresa Downs on 9/20/10 7:40 AM  |  1 min read time

toshihiko_ishibashi Toshihiko Ishibashi

Well-known and prestigious architectural firm Ishibashi, Tokugawa & Associates is making big impressions in Japan. For their design of the Jigenzan Jyoganji temple in Nagoya, they won the coveted AACA Award (Association of Artists, Craftsmen, and Architects).

Using the Vectorworks Architect software, the firm created a uniquely sloped roof with a design inspired by historical flared roofs. “We designed the tiled roofs using conoid curves, so we not only tried to keep Japanese elements, but also tried to create new styles,” Ishibashi elaborates. One of the judges marveled at the overall effect: “The appearance of curved roof tiles enveloped the entire temple. The curve is surprisingly fresh and unprecedented. I gasped at the beauty of the evening scene—as the glass floated, it created a temple of light in the waterline.” Ishibashi attributes their win to “our efforts to inspire new Japanese design.”

Sideview This photograph shows the temple's uniquely sloped roof, an angle that caught the attention of the judges.

Congratulations to Ishibashi, Tokugawa & Associates for creating such a beautiful temple--blending the traditional Japanese style with modern, western-style architecture.  To read more about this award-winning  project and firm, please go here.

Topics: Architecture, Vectorworks Architect, AACA award, Ishibashi Tokugawa and Associates, Notable User, Toshihiko Ishibashi

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