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Plastic Moon / N MAEDA ATELIER

  • 01:00 - 24 April, 2013
Plastic Moon / N MAEDA ATELIER
Plastic Moon / N MAEDA ATELIER, © Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima

© Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima + 34

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Text description provided by the architects. For this project a moulding form coins the shape of space. According to this positive form, every space in the building alongside with its scenery is being created as the negative counterpart to it.

Moulding forms are usually being filled with liquid metal in order to shape a certain kind of part or product.

© Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima

In order to shape the spaces of the three floors of Plastic Moon, four casting moulds were used. [In the lower picture, from left to right, you can see the forms for the basement, first floor, second floor and for the roof.] Additionally the "height difference of the mould" adds up to 1.2 meters and in some places even breaks open for void-like atria to flood and furthermore connect the rooms with light.

© Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima

These forms have then been translated into architecture as seen in the next picture. Which practically means, that the casting moulds of the upper picture were translated into the architectural shape of the lower picture while undergoing minor changes during this translation process.

© Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima

Finally the four molds are vertically stacked on top of each other. Thus, "liquid" living space for the human being emerges out of the proportions in between the "solid" mutual molds. And this characteristic seals the difference in the quality of the special spaces in Plastic Moon.

© Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima

This difference in quality can be felt emotionally deep throughout the building, no matter in which part of the houses' liquid you might be standing, floating or sitting.

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Cite: "Plastic Moon / N MAEDA ATELIER" 24 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/364188/plastic-moon-n-maeda-atelier/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Toshihiro Sobajima

塑料月亮屋/N MAEDA ATELIER