Shiro's Pneumatic Sculpture Series
"Vanishing Sculpture"


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Disaster Assistance for 311 Japan
Daylily Art Circus is a traveling exhibition by a truck fully packed with art from west to east Japan.

Bamyan Project
In order to visually transmit the form of babot, it is enough to leave the surface of a body.
Likewise, since a pneumatic sculpture is formed using thin surface skin to express a feeling of existence, it is very efficient for energy saving and waste disposal.
The balloon-shaped robot operates on the principle that air is sent inside a cloth using a sensor and computer system. It has a light, smooth movement and a high degree of freedom in terms of technique.



Air Hill

The air-supported membrane structure makes it possible to provide a simple design that is safe, environmentally conscious, and easy to repair.

Its popularity is attributed to various factors:It takes up minimal space, requires little maintenance, and is designed to create low impact on the surrounding environment.



Visionary Funfair

The materials required are nylon film, a microcomputer to control movement, a sensor to catch hunan presence, and free air.

On this Sunday alone, some 86,000 people packed the hall.



Festival

Traditionally featuring seasonal changes in Japan are such temporary setups as "Nebuta (huge wooden-framed paper lantern)" in Aomori Prefecture, "Koinobori (cloth carp streamer)", "Hinaningyo (dolls displayed on tiers)", "Matsukazari (New Year's decoration pines)", and "Gifu-Jochin (Gifu paper lantern) for Obon (Festival for the Dead)" in Gifu Prefecture.



Features of BABOT

The balloon-shaped robot operates on the principle that air is sent inside a cloth using a sensor and computer system. It has a light, smooth movement and a high degree of freedom in terms of technique. designed by Shiro Takahashi

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Jiraiya Kabuki

Things freely and repeatedly appear and disappear in a world of fairy tales of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "TheArabian Nights' Entertainment".

 



History
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Insite vision

Humankind has amassed civilization and culture within the external, physical world.

Material civilization has also manifested its negative aspects, however, and is now turning into a threat to the planetary environment.

Human beings being indefinite and unstable in mentality and short in life tend to valuate eternally unchangeable, hard and strong objects more than the fragile.

Nevertheless, human beings have more closely preferred soft, warm, amiable, and fragile cultures rather than valuable but hard and cold cultures.

Even automobiles representing the modern mechanical civilization have interiors covered with soft materials as can be seen in cushions.

Soft pneumatic formative objects well match with the modern cold urban architectures.