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Massive Aluminum Mountains in Japan Illustrate how Climate Change Works

by , 05/28/12

Office of Kimihiko Okada, Aluminum Landscape, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Climate Change, recyclable aluminum foil, brilliant landscape, silver mountains, Art, Recycling / Compost, Landscape Architecture

Covering a total floor area of 115,000 square foot, this unnatural landscape reflects the elements and how they change (partly as a result of human behavior?) Placed in the sunken garden of the museum’s second basement floor, the whole picture is revealed to visitors 8 meters above the exhibit.

The silver landscape was constructed out of aluminum foil rolls and scotch tape with help from some of the office’s employees. Transforming a two dimensional material into a three dimensional structure is surprising and fun, as aluminum is very malleable. Beautiful yet strange during the day and mysterious by night, Kimihiko Okada’s towering foil mountains have probably already been re-purposed into something new.

+ Office of Kimihiko Okada

Photo © Office of Kimihiko Okada

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