To renew oneself mentally and physically, I created a kind of parallel world alongside of the passageway to the ticket gates in Kawaramachi Station. In train stations, people may find it hard to have a feeling of their own reality because of their everyday routine. I thought that people can spend more fulfilling days when knowing themselves objectively.
When walking along the ramp, one would find someone's image projected by light from a gap in between the ramp. The shadow seems to be one of his own. The open space in the center of the ramp is a contrast to the actual world in terms of "curve and straight lines," "silence and noise," "darkness and light". It is designed to emphasize the person himself in this space.
TUI Parallel World Kyoto, Japan 2008 MASAFUMI OSHIRO
Project Type: Main Use: Toatal Floor Area: Structure: Tutor: Project Team:
Design Exercise Installation 150 ㎡ Concrete Sey Takeyama Masafumi Oshiro
First edition, 2012. ｃ ○ Drawings, images, texts, layout: MASAFUMI OSHIRO
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