• Chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      The chapel is a simple rectangle focusing on a large free-standing cross with a pulpit to the right and communion table to the left. The natural light is provided by narrow slits in the two upper rectancles and ceiling.
    • Church in Tarumi 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Tadao Ando, architect. Built 1992-1993. A complicated and very restricted plot of ground results in a seemingly complex, yet simple, but at the same time dynamic plan. Center, left, is the rectangular bell tower. Above the ...
    • Church in Tarumi 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Primary entrance to the chapel begins in the space between the walls on the right.
    • Close up of liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Baptismal font to the extreme left, chairs for the minister on the right, and table and pulpit in the center.
    • Continuing approach 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      The curved ramp leads to an opportunity to contemplate a bit of grass and a view of the city and then doubles back past the fenestration to continue ones approach to the chapel.
    • Inner courtyard to parsonage 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Having ascended the curved ramp and made a right and left turn and a further left turn, one enters the small courtyard to the two-storied parsonage.
    • Parsonage entrance 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Left: exterior stairs descending from parsonage courtyard. Private entrance to manse is visible in doorway to the right of the belltower.
    • Primary entrance 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      The primary entrance is through a courtyard formed by a curved wall formed by the lot line of the property. A large Zelkova tree has been planted in the courtyard, offering shade and welcome to the entrance as one leaves ...
    • Reverse view of parsonage courtyard 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Standing in the courtyard to the parsonage, to the left are exterior stairs leading to street level, to the right is a door leading to stairs down to the chapel level.
    • View of belltower from exterior stairs 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Having left the parsonage courtyard, standing at the head of the stairs to street level, one has another view of the belltower.
    • Welcoming courtyard 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Note the ascending ramp and the fenestration seen in our first exterior photograph.