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YAYOI KUSAMA MUSEUM


FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
SUMMER (A) 2016
PROFESSOR: CAMILO ROSALES
LOCATION: TESHIMA ISLAND, JAPAN


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Facing the ocean amongst flooded and contoured rice terraces, the site provides unique opportunities for experimenting with land forms and water as precursors of innovative and exiting architecture. The project intends to work with a great variety of scales, from spindly rice stems to expansive coastal landscapes. Ground and building will be questioned as opportunities for new morphologies as it will be the place for art, nature, and agriculture.

YAYOI KUSAMA MUSEUM

The artist yayoi kusama is famously known not only in japan, but throughout the whole world for her unstable obsession with dots and organic forms. Her philosophy is to have her work represent herself and her beliefs; the mind and the body are two separate members. The mind holds creativity while the body is just a host or a surface. She examines the connection between the physical and the intellectual, the formal and the casual. She tries to fit into the universe, by being different. The creation of terraces into the landscape to be closer to the "universe" and to the earth. To be something physical. Being two different entities in one, the creation of organic vs mechanical architecture was interesting to explore. Having these volumes at an angle to create better perspectives, the decision was to carve out from the earth to create cave-like dwellings to represent the negative spaces her installation create. All spaces will be open and with mirrors around. Finally creating circulation on the sides so that individuals can transcend the path to the water.

 

Project partner: Maria Flores mariafloresarch.com

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