Article source: spatial practice
Award-winning architectural office, spatial practice, completed a site-specific light installation in Tokushima, Japan; titled Indigo Waterfall. The permanent fiber optic lighting installation is debuted at the Tokushima LED Art Festival 2016 flanking both sides of Kasuga Bridge creating the perception of indigo ink spilling into Shinmachi River.
Inspired by both the past and present industries of Tokushima City, the designer merges and highlights the importance of both industries in its development of the city. Tokushima City was built by the indigo dye industry; big indigo storehouses occupied both waterfronts surrounding Kasuga Bridge where white walls and blue stones were reflected onto the river. Tracing back to its history, the Indigo Waterfall gives new remembrance to the surrounding indigo storehouses by utilizing Tokushima City’s new thriving LED industry and its surrounding natural beauty. By connecting light, nature, local culture and people; the installation creates a new image for Tokushima City.
Indigo Waterfall bridges the past, future, and evolution of industrial development.
- Architects: spatial practice
- Project: Indigo Waterfall
- Location: Kasuga Bridge; Tokushima, Japan
- Client: Tokushima City Government
- Project Team: Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Jason Loo, Ryo Otsuka, Taylor Williams
- Light Consultant: Light Moment
- Local Consultant: Kanou Consultant
- Main Contractor: Tokugawa Denko
- Sub-Contractor: Products Kei; Style-Tec