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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,Design,Environment,Landscape Architecture,Recycling and Composting | No Comments

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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 [4] 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 [5] 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 [1]

Photo © Office of Kimihiko Okada

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[1] The office of Kimihiko Okada: http://cargocollective.com/ookd/MOT-Bloomberg-Public-Space-Project-Aluminum-Landscape

[2] The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo: http://inhabitat.comBrilliant Recyclable Aluminum Mountains Amplify Climate Change in Japan

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/massive-aluminum-mountains-in-japan-illustrate-how-climate-change-works/office-of-kimihiko-okada-recyclable-aluminum-foil-landscape-2/?extend=1

[4] silver landscape: http://inhabitat.com/6-incredible-ice-sculptures-that-will-melt-away-when-spring-comes/

[5] aluminum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium

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