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Published: 3 Jan 2012

Tokyo’s Architectural Environments For Tomorrow

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Architectural Environments for Tomorrow – New Spatial Practices in Architecture and Art – an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) – explores the relationship between architecture and shifts in global culture.

The exhibition is a collaboration between MOT chief director Yuko Hasegawa, and internationally revered Tokyo-based architects practice SANAA. It features the work of 28 artists and architects, exploring how architecture can be used in response to challenging global events, such as natural disasters or social unrest.

Among these is an impressive installation by Madrid-based artistic duo Amid.cero9 – Christina Diaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda – called The Golden Dome. The inflatable floating structure mirrors topographic patterns to create an insular dome overhead. Moving beyond its aesthetic dynamism, the duo believes the project has the potential to be explored further for practical applications, such as makeshift shelters or even housing.

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