Fusionner 1.0: hole of droplets floating’ is an installation created by Kotaro Horiuchi architecture. Situated within the confines of a simple rectilinear room, the exhibition features a set of two floating ‘membranes’ dividing the vertical height into three sections.
From the entrance, the layers begin to slope upwards while remaining parallel to one another, allowing visitors of all ages to interact in new ways of spatial differentiation. Circulation invites them to move from hole to hole, emphasizing moments intimate closeness or distant separation, where they must observe their new environment.
The perforations of all sizes are meant to obscure borders, while lights project fluctuating colors onto the swaying sheets to overall disorient inhabitants. Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2014 “Fusionner 1.0 + 2.0” From the 20th to the 30th of March 2014, DSA , Design Space Association with the cooperation of the Gallery White Cube, presented the exhibition of Kotaro Horiuchi’s project: “Fusionner 1.0 + 2.0”.
The exhibition took place at the Gallery White Cube, located in Marunouchi, Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture in Japan, attracting 730 people during a session of 8 days. Fusionner « Fusionner » comes from a French word meaning « to merge ». The architecture merge in the urban city just like renovations merge into inside space. Everything happens without imposing in the place.
The most important thing is the inside of those places, the content with someone, or should we say, a group of people who will be actors of the activities that will take place in that space. To emphasise on those activities, the existence of architectural place or a place, which evolve smoothly, is necessary.
Holes of droplets floating Dive, go to the back, and sometimes get out one’s face. What was visible until a while vanishes, and a new landscape takes place. Two huge floating membranes divide the space into three vertically. The holes on the membranes are meant to obscures the borders of them. The light passes through the swaying membranes, projects the shade of light to another membrane, and gives a change.
Putting up membranes with an angle enable to create holes of different heights. They can move from hole to hole to encounter new people or object, gather in one hole or stand in another one for a while. It is a space, which brings people to communicate. Source by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture.
Location: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
Partner: Chihiro Fujii / KHA – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture INC. O.D. / Nagoya University
Construction: Actis INC. + KHA – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture INC. + Nagoya University 15 students
Surface: 40 m2
Photographs: Issei Mori, Mitsuru Narihara
Award: Selected for the SDA Award 2014 (Japan)
Article by Marco Rinaldi