Trippy Kaleidoscopic Shipping Container Contains 1,100 Mirrors

by , 07/21/14
filed under: Art, Design, Gallery

Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki, triangular mirrors, shipping container origami, shipping container installation, kaleidoscope installation, art installation, zipper installation, zipper architecture, mirror installation, mirror art, CS Design Award, Kobe Biennial

The polyhedron installation features the designers’ origami inspired zipper technology from 2007. They used digital 3D modeling tools to design and manufacture 1,100 panels that were then folded into a shipping container. The sides are connected with zippers and can be set up in just four hours.

Related: The Origami-Inspired Folding Bamboo House

Meant to showcase the zipper technology, the installation can be accessed and shaped by the visitors who can affect its configuration by interacting with the elements and the zippers. This zippable installation was first exhibited at the Kobe Biennial’s shipping container challenge in 2013, where it showcased the designers’ innovative technology.

+ Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki

Via Gizmodo

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