Artist Toshihiko Mitsuya Creates a Garden Filled with Plants Hand-Made Out of Aluminium Foil
A collaboration between artist Toshihiko Mitsuya and architectural firm June 14 Meye-Grohbrügge & Chermayef, "The Aluminum Garden" is an installation of 180 structural studies of plants, hand-made out of aluminium foil, specifically designed for Studio Picknick’s space in Berlin, Germany. The aluminum garden tests the boundaries of the material, which can develop immense strength, while appearing fragile and delicate. Via the press release, "Because of its soft properties, each plant, and thus the whole garden, can change its shape, considering the elements and direction of light in its set-up. Thus, the plants form one continuous landscape and become a flexible architecture to shape a social environment."