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Published: 14 Jan 2011

Forest, Cloud, Mountain


A new exhibition by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, entitled Forest, Cloud, Mountain, examines the evolving role of the modern architect.

The event, on show until January 16 at Tokyo’s Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, showcases designs that re-invent conventions of urban spaces, pushing them beyond the realms of traditional architecture. In particular, it explores the three themes of forest, cloud and mountain architecture.

Fujimoto identifies forest architecture as straddling artificiality and nature, while cloud architecture uses atmosphere and light to imagine structures, and mountain architecture forms new dialogues between the human body and buildings.