6401 Deerings Lane
Norcross GA 30092

Exceptional crafting of physical models

Excellent artistry in graphic design

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Torii Gate

Nicholas Coffee

Torri gates, which are located at the entrances of Buddhist shrines, represent the transition from the profane to the sacred. The garden becomes the sacred, encapsulated by a ring of gates marking an interlocking transitional space. Focusing on the construction methods of Japanese joinery the trellis is designed with no adhesives or fasteners, creating a more organic relationship to the site. This interlocking system supports a glass roof to protect visitors from the rain.

1/2 scale wooden mock up  |  [ Full project ]