vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop
 

vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop

imagined to perch on the helipad atop tokyo’s roppongi hills mori tower is vincent leroy‘s latest artistic concept, ‘illusion lens’. the geodesic dome, which has been designed by the french artist using pieces of fresnel lens, proposes to act as a multi-faceted light sensor, that in turn shimmers with a thousands reflections of the city skyline.

vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop designboom

view of the helicopter landing pad on the roof of mori tower in roppongi, tokyo

all images © vincent leroy

 

 

the installation intends to balance an effect with an environment, in an effort to provoke contemplation by the viewer. ‘far from the noise and activity of the japanese megapole it is an incredible place for contemplation. it’s the best place to be close the clouds of tokyo’, explains leroy.

vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop designboom

the installation acts as a light sensor

 

 

like leroy’s previous work, illusion lens is a subtle mix of low technology and poetic spirit, that intends to transport audiences from the real world into a dreamy universe. the installation produces dreams and contemplation. everything seems to plunge us into oneiric universe. blurry becomes an enigmatic and intriguing game. the vision seems to become unreal. like a loop, trepetition becomes multiple and infinite. 

vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop designboom

perfectly positioned on the center of the helipad 

vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop designboom

clever geodesic assembly of fresnel lens © vincent leroy

 

vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop designboom

total illusion in the darkness

vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop designboom

at night the installation is like a jewel with a thousand reflections

vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop designboom

view with the sunrise over tokyo

vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop designboom

view to the north towards the tokyo’s tower

vincent leroy's geodesic 'illusion lens' installation lands on a tokyo rooftop designboom

at the entrance of the helicopter rooftop landing of the mori tower

 

 

project info:

 

project name: illusion lens

location: roppongi hills mori tower, tokyo, japan

artist: vincent leroy

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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