1954 – Saint Anselm’s Meguro Church – Antonin Raymond

At St. Anselm’s Meguro Church, architect Antonin Raymond explored the potential of folded-plate construction. The church and adjoining kindergarten, built for a Benedictine priory, face west, away from the Yamanote line. The structure consits of nine pairs of hollow, folded-plate columns of exposed concrete and beams of similar construction. Light enters trough the slits between the columns.

Name: Saint Anselm’s Meguro Church│Type: Church│Architect: Antonin Raymond│Completed: 1954