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Torri Gate

Wooden Joinery  |  Oami, Japan


Torri Gate

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. The adjacent photographs show the 1/2 scale mock up which was used to test the joinery connections.



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1/2 scale wooden mock up