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.
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