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  7. Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki

  • 01:00 - 23 November, 2011
Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki
Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki, Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida
Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida

Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Project Team

    Fujiki Studio, KOU::ARC, Kensuke Kawamura, Yoshiki Tachi, Shun Simoya, Kohaku Furihata, Yuki Sakurada, Toshihiko Hatori, Yoshito Fukaya, Yuji Uemura, Yuki Ishigami
  • Colaboration

    Yukiko Sato (F.A.D.S)
  • Client

    Kobe Biennial Committee
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida

From the architect. The architcts idea was to hollow out the inside of a container to build an amorphous space like a cave. This “Artificial Topography” is made of only plastic materials, similar to another famous work “Aqua-scape”.

3d Rendering
3d Rendering

About 1000 sheets of the soft plastic material of 10-mm thickness were cut down in contour line form, and were laminated like a stratum. This project is not only considered art work, but also functions as a large piece of furniture. Because all the portions are soft like a sofa, the sofa provides visitors with a nice space for relaxing.

Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida
Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida

The architect has a great interest in nature, especially the systems of nature. Like many other projects designed by Ryumei Fujiki, Artificial Topology was highly inspired by forms found in nature.

Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida
Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida


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DESVIGNES · March 28, 2014

Pour nous ouvrir les yeux affuter notre regard et aiguiser l'imagination

ACINTAarq · August 13, 2012

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki | ArchDaily http://t.co/gdOaYA49 vía @archdaily

Cheese Ng · July 27, 2012

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki | ArchDaily http://t.co/IBCXNTMq

roya valiani · March 20, 2012

the shodow of human inside it, is graet.

energysavinghouse · March 19, 2012

??????????????????????????????????? http://t.co/K9LQhGnH

Eiko Tsuchiya · March 08, 2012

@EikoTsuttiy http://t.co/pReb9FG8 k????????

Junior · March 06, 2012

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki | ArchDaily http://t.co/NWVyDjpk #design @delicious

Hanna Kronberg · March 06, 2012

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki | ArchDaily http://t.co/IHoTtAh1 #webdesign #grafik

Fajfar · December 04, 2011

An Artificial Topography lounge space created by Japanese architect Ryumei Fujiki. http://t.co/uJ2IUAPu

Lock Pilgrim · December 03, 2011

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki | Una especie de cueva sintética y blanda, to chill the fuck out http://t.co/u9VX6uVB

M.Egleé Díaz · December 03, 2011

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki | Una especie de cueva sintética y blanda, to chill the fuck out http://t.co/u9VX6uVB

Iván José Matta · December 03, 2011

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki | Una especie de cueva sintética y blanda, to chill the fuck out http://t.co/u9VX6uVB

Ride5 Group, LLC · December 03, 2011

How awesome would this be as a touch tunnel installation? http://t.co/UTeNXnpi #architecture #design

Life As A Consumer · December 02, 2011

http://t.co/tMk4FDNh features Ryumei Fujiki&#39s cave-like Artificial Topography space. Looks very relaxing! http://t.co/nEVV6VF0

?Yara? · December 02, 2011

An Artificial Topography lounge space http://t.co/GrymkhKL

Tokyo Art Beat (EN) · December 02, 2011

http://t.co/tMk4FDNh features Ryumei Fujiki&#39s cave-like Artificial Topography space. Looks very relaxing! http://t.co/nEVV6VF0

Mirco Bianchini · December 02, 2011

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki | ArchDaily http://t.co/UBJD4Xgq via @archdaily

Sebastián Mojica · December 02, 2011

Seria arquitectura japonesa ---> http://t.co/A0ryQjOE

Joe Klein · November 30, 2011

this is inspired by Daniel Arsham

Panos Dragonas · November 28, 2011

Primitive Hut Reloaded http://t.co/w8ONZ5Fv vs the Plastic Cave http://t.co/E4nKWcRu via @ArchDaily #GoEast

Panos Dragonas · November 28, 2011

Primitive Hut Reloaded http://t.co/w8ONZ5Fv vs the Plastic Cave http://t.co/E4nKWcRu via @ArchDaily #GoEast

Vivlio Orasis · November 26, 2011

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki http://t.co/deg7kcp7 #Kobe City #Japan #architecture

Vivlio Orasis · November 26, 2011

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki http://t.co/deg7kcp7 #Kobe City #Japan #architecture

NotAGAIN · November 25, 2011

Could we move beyond the organic shapes... let mother nature deal with that, you cannot beat her mastery anyways.....

Oh and I'm not taking about rational shapes either...

JOO HEE · November 25, 2011

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki http://t.co/JYuJmyUm via @archdaily

Roghithan Ratnam · November 25, 2011

Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki http://t.co/eAgvtHe2 #architecture

Arquitectura · November 25, 2011
up_today_arch · November 24, 2011

very beautifull!... poetically....

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