The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando (16 pics)




The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

Japanese architect  Tadao Ando  designed the spectacular temple in the northern Japanese c

Japanese architect  Tadao Ando  designed the spectacular temple in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo. A 13.5 metres tall statue of the buddha, sculpted 15 years ago, is concealed within a hill covered in 150,000 of lavender plants. Under the hill are a  a 40-metre tunnel and a rotunda embracing the statue. See more after the jump:

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

Images courtesy of Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

Images courtesy of Tadao Ando Architect & Associates




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