ryo yamada: infinite landscape ryo yamada: infinite landscape
aug 20, 2011

ryo yamada: infinite landscape

‘infinite landscpae’ by ryo yamada, sapporo, japan images courtesy of ryo yamada

japanese architect ryo yamada has created ‘infinite landscape’, an architectural installation in the center of a lake at the museum of contemporary art in sapporo, japan. a narrow path leads visitors from land over the water towards a box modestly clad with oriented strand board, OSB. upon entering the enclosed structure, the internal walls and roof are black, blocking the passage of light and indirectly, a sense of direction or time.

a thin horizontal void between the bottom of the wooden partitions and floor plate introduces a green glowing light. permeating through the endless dark interior, this reflection of sunlight through the rippling water represents the pure color of the water. visitors become lost within the moment and connect with the most essential element of our world.

art work: standing center of the lake  

walkway: visitors head for the room via a 45 cm-wide, 14 m-long walkway

time: this space is designed to encourage people to think again about the meaning of movement and the time spent walking

walkway: visitors head for the room via a 45 cm-wide, 14 m-long walkway

walkway: visitors head for the room via a 45 cm-wide, 14 m-long walkway

room: visitors can only see the “color of the water” penetrated by the light from the bed of the lake

people: water and sun, this is a place to take time to look at and sense two elements vital for our lives

room: interior there is only the floor into which the water has flooded

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