Practice as Fiction
wireframe << / >> snake
Tokamashi, Japan / 2000-2002
Architect: New-Territories / R&Sie(n)…
Creative team: François Roche, Stéphanie Lavaux, Jean Navarro, Pascal Bertholio
Key dimensions: 300 m2
Client: City of Tokamashi, Art Front Gallery
Cost: 0,7 million USD
Creation of an outdoor exhibition space inside a car park
Program: 20 parking
places, 300 m2 exhibition room, public facilities
1) Asphalt Drop on the site (on a bank of river with a hydroelectric Dam and periodic released water, with danger announcement by megaphone every 25 m)
2) Twisting the black surface of the car park to integrate indoor/outdoor rooms (cellar and facilities), as a petrification of the liquid turbulences.
3) Visitors are tempted to drive or walk up the slope as a way to handle their own disequilibrium, their own risk, to avoid or play upside down turtle position.