Japanese Architect Sou Fujimoto has partnered with COS for the Milan Design Week 2016 to make an Inmaterial Architecture Installation. The darkened space is illuminated by cones of light that are designed to respond to visitors’ movements.
Forest of light by Sou Fujimoto technical information
- Architects : Sou Fujimoto | Profile of Sou Fujimoto
- Typology : Cultural Architecture / Installation
- Location : Milan, Italy
- Project Year: 2016
- Sources : COS Stores
- Evocative topics : Inmaterial Architecture, Dark, Light
- Photographs : © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Riccardo Dubitante
In this installation for COS, I envisage to make a forest of light. A forest which consists of countless light cones made from spotlights above. These lights pulsate and constantly undergo transience of state and flow.
– Sou Fujimoto
Forest of Light Proposal
Description by COS stores
COS has partnered with Sou Fujimoto Architects to create a unique installation and multisensory experience, Forest of Light. Inspired by nature and the experience of a forest at twilight, the installation presents light and sound in a new architectural context.
Taking inspiration from the COS collection, the Forest of Light installation explores ideas of interaction and perspective; the darkened space is illuminated by towering cones of light that are designed to respond to visitors’ movements.
With fog and specially-composed sounds creating an immersive environment, mirrored walls imagine an infinite landscape where the conical spotlights become abstracted trees, joining together to form a shifting forest of light.
People meander through this forest, as if lured by the charm of the light. Light and people interact with one another, its existence defining the transition of the other.
– Sou Fujimoto
The creative process of the practice is collaborative and the Sou Fujimoto team continue to push boundaries through continual experimentation and innovation. In many of his previous projects, the parameters of space are blurred and edges dissolve into their surrounding environment. This method of focusing on negative space and bringing the outside in reflects the studio’s philosophy of exploring the wider world through architecture.