A Thousand Layers of Stomach is an exhibition that simulates an endless state of change in a culture like the constant change that occurs in living cells. Drawn from Metabolism, a post-war architectural movement originating in Japan with an idea of rebirth of the built environment, A.A. Murakami are bridging technological advancement with vernacular aesthetics to probe the cultural, historic, and economic changes of the postmodern world.
Paper pulp is used as an architectural material that forms the miniature living pod which anchors the entire exhibition. The C-type House is a design concept for future organic architecture. 'C' stands for 'cell', which can be used to describe the microscopic structures inside living organisms or can also refer to a small room in a prison or monastery. Inspired by Japanese Metabolism architecture, this prototype visualises a futuristic modular architectural structure in a more transient state, where buildings grow when the need arises and can also revert into the earth to form new landscapes. This new organic building form is reminiscent of futuristic architecture models that were envisioned in utopian architecture in the 1970s.
Press release courtesy Pearl Lam Galleries.
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