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Massive Aluminum Mountains in Japan Illustrate how Climate Change Works
Posted By Ana Lisa On May 28, 2012 @ 12:54 pm In Art,Landscape Architecture,Recycling / Compost | No Comments
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.
Photo © Office of Kimihiko Okada
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 The office of Kimihiko Okada: http://cargocollective.com/ookd/MOT-Bloomberg-Public-Space-Project-Aluminum-Landscape
 The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo: http://inhabitat.comBrilliant Recyclable Aluminum Mountains Amplify Climate Change in Japan
 silver landscape: http://inhabitat.com/6-incredible-ice-sculptures-that-will-melt-away-when-spring-comes/
 aluminum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium
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