Is a potato chip architecture? Known for his effervescent and structurally daring buildings, Fujimoto here uses unexpected materials to construct miniature architectural models. In them, the architect seeks “a different understanding of nature,” considering the binder clips on our desks, or a stray ping-pong ball, or a sponge by the sink, as significant as the buildings we encounter day to day. Both the play with scale and the surprising appropriation of everyday objects create surreal situations and generate new meanings. Coupled with short aphorisms, Fujimoto’s models invite us to imagine ourselves building and occupying our own complex architectures.
Gallery label from 2019