City Sculpture 
– Folding the city –

The extracted shape of the city, taken from aerial photographs, is made into a flat object using PVC plates. These are then divided into smaller pieces and re-connected via hinges, rotating parts, or bellows to create a “moveable device” for exploring the shape. I am contemplating (ideal shapes) while playing with this toy.

街のかたちからつくる– 街をたたむ –

 航空写真から抽出した街のかたちをPVC板で平面のオブジェクトにし、パーツに分け、蝶番や回転部品、ジャバラなどを取り付けて接続し、形を探るための「可動装置」をつくります。この玩具を手に思索の時間を過ごしています。

2020

City Study for Nagasaki, Japan<br />approx. 1 / 30,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Wood, Acrylic plate<br />Rotatable devices, Caster<br />60 x 160 x 60 cm, 2020
City Study for Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, Germany<br />approx. 1 / 27,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Wood, Acrylic plate, Rotatable devices<br />75 x 103 x 11 cm, 2020<br /><br />
City Study for Leiden, the Netherlands<br />approx. 1 / 30,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Acrylic plate, Rotatable devices<br />35 x 47 x 12 cm, 2020<br /><br />
City Study for Kiel, Germany<br />approx. 1 / 30,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Wood, Acrylic plate, Rotatable devices<br />70 x 44 x 26 cm, 2020<br /><br />
City Study for Kiel, Germany<br />approx. 1 / 7,500 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Wood, Acrylic plate, Rotatable devices<br />280 x 177 x 120 cm, 2020<br />Collection - Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
City Study for Hiroshima, Japan<br />approx. 1 / 15,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Wood, Acrylic plate, Rotatable devices, Caster<br />208 x 268 x 103 cm, 2020<br />Exhibition View The Bomb. 75 years after Nagasaki and Hiroshima, JAPANMUSEUM SieboldHuis, Leiden, the Netherlands

2019

City Study for Sapporo, Japan #3<br />Compressed PVC, Steel, Hinges, Wood, Rotatable devices<br />2019<br />Private collection<br />
City Study for Rotterdam, the Netherlands #2<br />Compressed PVC, Hinges, Steel, Brass, Rotatable devices, Rubber<br />61 x 65 x 25 cm, 2019<br />Private collection<br />
Shape of Hamburg, Germany<br />Compressed PVC<br />68 x 91 cm, 2019<br /><br />
City Study for Hamburg, Germany<br />approx. 1 / 30,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Wood, Rotatable devices<br />80 x 224 x 60 cm, 2019<br />
City Study for Eastbourne, UK<br />approx. 1 / 27,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Wood, Acrylic plate, Rotatable devices<br />40 x 36 x 11 cm, 2019<br />
The Shape of Chengdu City, China<br />approx. 1 / 50,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Door latches<br />105 x 135 cm, 2019<br />
City Study for Chengdu, China #3<br />approx. 1/50,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />83 x 92 x 52 cm, 2019<br />
City Study for Chengdu, China #2<br />approx. 1/50,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />90 x 125 x 30 cm, 2019<br />
City Study for Chengdu, China #1<br />approx. 1/50,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />120 x 68 x 15 cm, 2019<br />

2018

Study model for “Shape of Sapporo in SAPPORO COMMUNITY PLAZA“<br />Compressed PVC<br />102 x 89 cm, 2018<br /><br />
Hecomi Study – The exploration of Sapporo′s shape 2018 –<br />Sculpture: Hecomi Study for Sapporo City, Carbon, Stainless steel, 620 x 700 x 580 cm, 2018<br />Relief: Illustrated Book of Sapporo′s Shape, Aluminium, 3000 x 500 cm, 2018 <br />City of Sapporo All right Reserved.<br />Photo:Tsubasa Fujikura
City Study for London, UK #4<br />approx. 1 / 27,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Wood, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />190 x 150 x 155 cm, 2018<br />
City Study for London, UK #3<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Wood, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />65 x 35 x 50 cm, 2018<br /><br />
City Study for Lerma, Spain<br />Compressed PVC, Hinges, Screws<br />45 x 62 x 30 cm, 2018<br /><br />
City Study for Hong Kong #3<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Wood, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />each 36 x 45 x 13 cm, 28 x 11.5 x 8 cm, 20 x 8 x 14 cm, 7 x 5 x 7.5 cm, 2018<br />1 ⁄ 4 scale of #4<br />
City Study for Hong Kong #2<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Wood, Rotatable devices<br />103 x 137 x 22 cm, 2018<br />Private collection<br />
City Study for Hong Kong #1<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Wood, Rotatable devices<br />32 x 54 x 22 cm, 2018<br />Private collection<br />
City Study for Basel, Switzerland<br />approx. 1 / 40,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Hinges, Steel, Rotatable devices<br />38 x 20 x 22 cm, 2018<br />
City Study for Barcelona, Spain<br />approx. 1 / 30,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Wood, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />148 x 102 x 36 cm, 2018<br />

2017

City Study for Taipei, Taiwan #4<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />27 x 36 x 34 cm, 2017<br /><br />
Study model for City Study for Sapporo, Japan<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />29 x 27 x 26 cm, 2017<br /><br />
City Study for Rotterdam, the Netherlands #1<br />Compressed PVC, Hinges, Steel, Brass, Rotatable devices<br />132 x 75 x 33 cm, 2017<br />Private collection<br />
City Study for Mumbai, India #2<br />approx. 1 / 80,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Hinges, Steel, Brass, Rotatable devices<br />37 x 32 x 35 cm, 2017<br />
City Study for Mumbai, India #1<br />approx. 1 / 80,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Hinges, Steel, Brass, Rotatable devices<br />30 x 25 x 23 cm, 2017<br />
City Study for Mine, Japan<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />80 x 73 x 60 cm, 2017<br />Private collection<br />

2016

City Study for Taipei #3<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />194 x 80 x 60 cm, 2016<br />photo: Michihiro Ota<br />
City Study for Taipei #2<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />94 x 44 x 30 cm, 2016<br /><br />
City Study for Taipei #1<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />30 x 62 x 23 cm, 2016<br /><br />
City Study for London, UK #2<br />approx. 1 / 40,000 scale<br />Compressed PVC, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />70 x 80 x 40 cm, 2016<br />
City Study for London, UK #1<br />Compressed PVC, Steel, Hinges<br />50 x 54 x 27 cm, 2016<br />Private collection<br />
City Study - Green Remains, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />135 x 162 x 155 cm, 2016<br /><br />
City Study - Green Remains, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges, Rotatable devices<br />85 x 75 x 60 cm, 2016<br /><br />
City Study for Copenhagen, Denmark #2<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges<br />80 x 140 x 40 cm, 2016<br /><br />
City Study for Copenhagen, Denmark #1<br />Compressed PVC, Brass, Steel, Hinges<br />70 x 38 x 20 cm, 2016<br /><br />

2015

City Study for Ube, Japan<br />steel<br />220 x 210 x 165 cm, 2015<br /><br />
City Study for Setonaikai (the Inland Sea), Japan<br />Compressed PVC, Steel, Hinges<br />44 x 45 x 25 cm, 2015<br /><br />
City Study for Muenster, Germany<br />Compressed PVC, Steel, Hinges<br />35 x 30 x 30 cm, 2015<br /><br />

2014

City Study for Ube, Japan<br />Compressed PVC, Steel, Hinges<br />39 x 25 x 24 cm, 2014<br />Model for The 26th UBE Biennale, Japan<br /><br />