Underpass in front of JR Oita station 2018.3~2021.3
The energy of the cosmic rays that are falling on our planet from far away is being converted into blinking LEDs by sensors.It is a work in which the phenomenon of the universe is cut off by a window in the underpass.
COSMOS is a work of art that casts light onto the escalator hall of New Tokyo International Airport. During the day, the space is filled with colorful beams, as the sunbeam and lights from dicromirror mix with one another.
Every half hour, the shade on windows falls, to prompt a spectacle of light and sound.
Four different spectacles are presented each day: for morning, for afternoon, for evening and for night.
The common theme is the magnificent universe that sprawls from the earth to the cosmos.
When remains of a human body are cremated, the Human Genom-chromosome that contains information unique to the particular human being-is discharged and travels into the air.
Through the window-long and narrow (20 cm X 4m) with the stripe-pattern comprising from prism and polarizing glass, symbolizing disposition of genes-rainbow-colored beams penetrate and project themselves onto the walls of escalator halls.
The beams shift, constantly throughout the year, according to the change in position between the earth and the sun.
Photo by Kazumasa Sako
2002 North Yokohama Funeral Hall (Architect:Minoru Takeyama)
Dichroic color filters change light colors through them upon an incidence angle of light.
Color shadow through filters always change with movement and seasonal altitude of daylight. In the night-time, more than 20 programs are available by using artificial light, which brings the effects of transmission, reflection and refraction.
This sculpture of a wind has wings of some polarized light glasses and prisms. Polarized light glass has opposite colors of transmission light and reflection light. The sculpture gives off different color with daylight and artificial light.
These industrial parts, one of the local products of Ota Ward, Tokyo, were corrected in public from factories. They are hung in the space of a stairwell in the ward office. This display consists of eight hundred thirty-six parts classified in one hundred three items.
We can see this display closely from third floor to ninth floor.
Brilliancy of technology is shown with a top part of rocket, a radar cover of jumbo jet, two propellers of YS11, many parts of cars etc. This is a time capsule for the future, and also, it is the cosmos.
*Display Design Excellent Work Prize and Special Prize (Japan Display Design Association)
For daytime, many mirrors reflect some scenes, and from evening, inside neon lamps turn on a light to correspond traffic. Artificial lights and daylight are combined to match with surroundings in this art product.
These neon lamps repeat to fade in and to fade out slowly. Blue neon lamps turn on a light from 5 p.m., and all neon lamps give off beautiful lights and colors like breathing at 8:30 p.m.