Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki

Masahiro Hoshida

Architects: Ryumei Fujiki
Location: ,
Client: Kobe Biennial Committee
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)
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Ryumei Fujiki, Masahiro Hoshida

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

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.

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

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Cite: "Artificial Topography / Ryumei Fujiki" 23 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • up_today_arch

    very beautifull!… poetically….

  • NotAGAIN

    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…

  • Joe Klein

    this is inspired by Daniel Arsham

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  • roya valiani

    the shodow of human inside it, is graet.


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