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HANGING PAPER FOREST BY EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX

by Ariadna Zierold

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Born in 1971, France, Emmanuelle Moureaux is an architect living in Tokyo since 1996. When Emmanuelle first arrived in Tokyo, she became fully fascinated by the colors overflowing on the street. She found that the city’s overwhelming number of store signs, flying electrical cables, and flashes of blue sky framed by various volumes of buildings created three dimensional “layers”.

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These experiences of colors and layers are in the inspiration of Moureaux’s latest project, “bunshi” (meaning “ramification”), which means to divide or spread out into branches, resulting in a rainbow-colored suspended forest made on 20,000 pieces of paper shaped like twigs in 100 shades of color.

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