Studio Akane Moriyama

Cubic Prism

For the work Cubic Prism Studio Akane Moriyama was appointed as one of the winners in the international competition Curtains organized by the Centre for American Architecture and Design, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture. Cubic Prism is a large cube-based structure made from three different colours of textile. In 2013 Cubic Prism was exhibited in the courtyard of the Goldsmith Hall, The University of Texas at Austin, USA. Suspended between the two main buildings in the courtyard the installation reacts to the environment, as the geometry of a rigid cube is replaced with soft semi-transparent fabrics. The opacity of Cubic Prism changes according to the natural light which is filtered through it. Mixing the different colours, the transient prism continuously shifts its visual appearance. Hanging effortless between the surrounding buildings, the structure dramatically influences the nature of the square below.





Scope Installation

Completed 2013

Location Austin, United States

Site Goldsmith Hall at The University of Texas at Austin

Sewing designer/production Izumi Sato

Structural engineer Konishi Yasutaka Structural Engineers

Cooperation Michael Benedikt, Coleman Coker, Center for American Architecture and Design, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Nagisa Kidosaki

Material Polyester; 21g/m^2, Metal, PVC, Stainless wire

Size W4.2m×H4.2m×D23.8m

Total cloth surface 1100m^2

total cloth weight 24kg

Photographer Alison Steele, Akane Moriyama

Team Studio Akane Moriyama Akane Moriyama


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