An A-frame on steroids of sorts, this triangular structure features windows on all sides, specially designed to frame ocean and beach views of the site on which it is built.
Tokyo-based firm General Design designed the building as a wedding chapel in the small village of Ginoza on Okinawa Island in Japan, part of a larger complex that also includes a banquet hall and beach pavilion.
The reinforced concrete-and-glass construction is characterized by a tall, gabled roof nearly entirely covered in skylights comprising panes of blue-colored glass of varying dimensions. This motif of glass repeats elsewhere: on one gable end that is all glazed, and on the sides, where full-height windows further blur the indoor-outdoor connection.
To enhance the breeziness of the soaring space, the interiors are made up of high-gloss, white tiled floors, white walls, and pale wood pews and window frames, with the exterior featuring similar details: a wood-paneled entrance and side door, as well as white-painted concrete walls.
As for the site, palm trees, lawns, gardens, and, of course, the beach, create an oasis-like setting that would make for a picturesque wedding venue. Have a look.