Hypertrophy




2013 |  PERSONAL PROJECT, DEVELOPED FOR THE ASIA AWARDS.


Overview
This project is a continuation of the Foam exhibition enterprise. Polyurethane foam is a cheap insulator material used widely in construction sites. When it solidifies it expands and becomes extremely light. Hypertrophy is the abnormal enlargement or excessive growth of a part or organ.

Proposal
This project counters the organic delicacy, lightness and subtetly of traditional japanese aesthetics against its exhuberant contemporary  pop culture. Hypertrophy is cheap, but also whimsical. It is unapologetically artificial, but also tectonic. Used conventionally it is a mundane material, however when it is backlit it becomes translucent and somewhat hallucinogenic. 

Exhibitions
Tokyo Designers Week, 2013.

Awards
Asia Awards Young Creator FX, Selected Project.

Featured in
Undercoat

Many thanks
 Quilosa. 

Hypertrophy ParametersHypertrophy PlansFabrication processNozzleHandsPolyhedra HypertrophyTexture close-upPolyhedra

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