UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Big Furniture Like a Cave
This is the award-winning project won the Grand Prize of Art in Container International Competition. My idea is to hollow out the volume inside a container in order to build amorphous space like a cave. It is made of only plastic material. About 1000 sheets of the soft plastic material of 10-mm thickness were cut down in contour line form and were laminated like stratum. This is not only art but also big furniture. Because all the portions are soft like a sofa, and person who enter into this space can relax by finding the place suitable for the form of its own body.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Person who enter into this space can relax by finding the place suitable for the form of its own body.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This was exhibited during from October 1st to November 23rd in Kobe Biennial 2011 in Japan
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Digital 3D Modeling and Soft Plastic Materials (10-mm thickness Polyolefin firing resin boards)
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
It was spaced out across the shipping container's 40-foot length to create.
Width 2400mm x Depth 6000mm x Height 2400mm
I am a great interest in nature especially the system of nature. Two years ago, my exhibition held in England. In the exhibition, a lot of experimental architectural projects and the execution works in each category that I obtained the inspiration from nature such as “Solar”, “Air”, ”Water”, ”Ground”, “Crystal”, “Biological”, “Flower”, and “Aurora” were exhibited. Because these aimed to approach “Nature” more closely, it was named “Nature-oriented Architecture”.
And therefore, this “Artificial Topography” is the recent project of the Nature-oriented Architecture as “Ground” category.
TEAM MEMBERS (9) :
Architect: Ryumei Fujiki,, , Design Firm: Fujiki Studio (KOU::ARC), Team Members: Kensuke Kawamura, Yoshiki Tachi, Shun Simoya, Kohaku Furihata, Yuki Sakurada, Toshihiko Hatori, Yoshito Fukaya, Yuji Uemura, Yuki Ishigami,, , Collaborator: Yukiko Sato (F.A.D.S),, , Photographer: Masahiro Hoshida, and
Ryumei Fujiki, 2011.