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akane moriyama suspends transparent cubic prism in texas
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nov 11, 2013
akane moriyama suspends transparent cubic prism in texas


akane moriyama suspends transparent cubic prism in texas
all images courtesy of akane moriyama

 

 

 

gently responding to wind movements and rain drops, ‘cubic prism’ by stockholm-based designer akane moriyama is a large cube-based structure made out of three different colors of textiles. suspended between two buildings at the goldsmith hall in the university of texas, austin, the piece reacts to environmental factors, as the geometry of a rigid cube is replaced with soft semi-transparent fabrics. the installation’s opacity changes according to the way natural light is filtered through it, mixing the different colors – the transient prism continuously shifts its visual appearance. hanging naturally between the surrounding buildings, the hammock-shaped structure dramatically influences the nature of the square below.

 

 


cubic prism is suspended between two buildings at the goldsmith hall in the university of texas, austin

 

 


the geometry of a rigid cube is replaced with soft semi-transparent fabrics

 

 


the installation’s opacity changes according to the way natural light is filtered through it

 

 


the prism continuously shifts its visual appearance

 

 


the lines of the cubes are moved by the wind and weight of rain drops

 

 


view looking up from below

 

 


the installation consists of 153 pieces of 1.4m-cubes

 

 


the floating structure gently collects rain drops to shift its form

 

 


detail of the textile pieces covered in rain drops

 

 

project info:


direction: akane moriyama
sewing designer/production: izumi sato
structural engineer: konishi yasutaka structual engineers
cooperation: michael benedikt, coleman coker, the university of texas at austin school of architecture, nagisa kidosaki
location: goldsmith hall at the university of texas at austin
material: polyester, metal, pvc, steinless
dimensions: 4.2m x 4.2m x 23.8m 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

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