Installation SS

Installation SS

Installation Projections

Cultural Path Shumokukan Nagoya Aichi, Japan
The historical wooden house (Shumokukan) and the scenery created by the Japanese garden are beautiful. Especially, old blown glass is fitted in the windows of this house, distorted scenery created by subtle irregularities which never can be made with glass as the current industrial product is great.

We designed a small architecture to arrange this distorted boundary separating the inside and outside in the room as well. This architecture keeps the shape of the arch by inserting a 250 microns acrylic film into the space between the tatami like a foundation and filling the tension with a 2 mm acrylic plate. It does not stand on its own only with 250 microns, and cannot be grounded to GL with only 2 mm. Depending on mutual compensation, they may be equivalent. Although it is an acrylic material showing a similar chemical formula, the architecture produced by each substance whose name is changed by its thickness has the possibility of having a new name.

The idea for how this architecture is made comes from respect for the Shumokukan. This architecture builds up from the space of tatami which general people do not recognize in order to act so that nothing is added to the historical Shumokukan. This architecture is created from the context of the size of tatami and space between tatami, swinging by the wind blowing there and the movement of people. Although it seems to be real estate, this dynamic architecture behaves lightly in historical buildings.

The curved surface of this architecture reflects not only the outer garden, but also everything including the sky, the building, the viewer, etc. and overlaps with tatami. Originally film is a device to capture the actual situation such as photographs and movies, and at the same time has aspects to falter reality. This installation can also be said to be a projector-like architecture that reflects the expression of the Shumokukan, which nobody has seen, created by capturing landscapes, distorting, overlapping, and wavering.