Tadao Ando Architect & Associates Tempio della Terra Pura
Saijo // Japan
My brief was to reconstruct this 250 year old pure land temple of the Edo period in the city of Saijo, the gateway to Mount Ishizuchi, known for its mild climate and abundant natural springs. The temple was in such disrepair it had to be rebuilt, along with the adjoining guest hall and priests’ quarters. Although restoration was a monumental undertaking, destined to be passed...