Sculptures by Nikolas Weinstein seen at Akasaka K-Tower, Minato - Lobby Glass Sculptures
Sculptures by Nikolas Weinstein seen at Akasaka K-Tower, Minato - Lobby Glass Sculptures
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Lobby Glass Sculptures

Nikolas consider this project for Kajima Corporation in Tokyo to be the result of a close collaboration with their client and of working in a culture that pushes itself for a perfection. The result is a finessed and extremely engineered sculpture that appears effortless as it floats in the space.

While they are methodical and plotting in all of their projects, the ante was up-ed for this project in the level of visual restraint and the tightly defined parameters for installation. This includes the geometry of suspension cables, which attach to the building at the center of the four columns, and to the square at the sculpture's perimeter; the seismically sensitive hardware and extensive seismic considerations; and a minutely finessed and extremely engineered sculpture that appears effortless as it floats in the space. In retrospect, it was like a tournament game of chess; the goal is simple, the moves are few, but each move is packed with highly complex subtleties.