yasuaki onishi’s mercedes-benz CLA weightless architecture

 

 

as gracious as a spider’s web may appear when it glimmers in the sun, it soon becomes ruthless and powerful when it wraps itself around whatever it has trapped in its seemingly fragile fibers. in amongst all of its ambivalence, the sophisticated construction of its delicate structure demonstrates perfect harmony. just as the spider’s web traps its prey, the web installation by japanese artist yasuaki onishi traps his vision; making the intangible, tangible. ‘it’s got something organic about it; a natural, aerodynamic form. I think the parallels to my artwork can definitely be found here,’ mentions onishi. with the aid of a large-scale semi-transparent polystyrene sheet, dripping hot glue and light sources, the almost seemly weightless architectural volume re-frames the aerodynamic design and proportions of the mercedes-benz CLA class. using vectors to record points in space, the negative shell correlates the intricate technologies of the modern four-wheeled machine into a floating hollow membrane.

 

 

yasuaki onishi's weightless mercedes-benz CLA architecture

with the aid of a large-scale semi-transparent polystyrene sheet, dripping hot glue and light sources, the almost seemly weightless architectural volume re-frames the aerodynamic design and proportions of the mercedes-benz CLA class

 

 

yasuaki onishi's weightless mercedes-benz CLA architecture

the negative shell correlates the intricate technologies of a modern four-wheeled machine into a floating hollow membrane