Architects: Ryumei Fujiki
Location: Kobe city, Japan
Client: Kobe Biennial Committee
Project Year: 2011
The architect’s idea was to dig the interior of a container to build an amorphous space as a quarry. This “artificial Topography” is made of only plastic materials, consisting of about 1000 sheets of soft plastic material with a thickness of 10 mm which were cut in the form of contour line and then rolled as a layer. This project is not only considered a work of art, but also works as a great piece of furniture. Since all parts are as soft as a sofa, the sofa offers visitors a pleasant space to relax. The architect has a great interest in nature, particularly the systems of nature. Like many other projects designed by Ryumei Fujiki, artificial topology was very inspired by forms found in nature.