ryo yamada: vertical landscape ryo yamada: vertical landscape
jun 23, 2011

ryo yamada: vertical landscape

‘vertical landscape’ by ryo yamada located in sapporo, japan image courtesy of y. maezawa

an artistic display of white synthetic fiber netting created by japanese artist/architect ryo yamada is located in sapporo, japan. sited inside the upper level exterior courtyard of a historical building, the installation responds to open air conditions. fifty eight square pillars measuring 3.6 meters in height, covering an area of 600m2 are suspended from a horizontal plane of synthetic fabric.

illuminated by the sun image courtesy of ryo yamada

the top of the delicate columns are open allowing light to filter through the translucent textile tube. a calm breeze sways the airy pillars producing a tranquil connection between earth and sky. this environmental art intends to evoke a range of emotions in visitors meandering within the space as it responds to varying weather conditions and sun angles.

inside the fabric netting pillar image courtesy of neil hartmann

view from above image courtesy of ryo yamad

fabric detail image courtesy of y. maezawa

panels suspended over courtyard image courtesy of neil hartmann

breeze at dusk image courtesy of neil hartmann

at dusk image courtesy of y. maezawa


calm at dusk image courtesy of y. maezawa

at night image courtesy of ryo yamada

at night image courtesy of y. maezawa

fabric netting detail image courtesy of ryo yamada

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  • wonderful !

    Monty says:
  • this is beautifull

    DiegoJaimes says:
  • Wow. This is great.

    mstndvn says:
  • I’d love to see the artist’s process in manifesting this piece- what was the initial thought/image that gave rise to this beautiful creation?

    inspiredbydesign says:

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