Hidaka Erika has produced a see-through bench that blends into the landscape of Towada’s central shopping district. Walking along the street, one suddenly spies a billowing shape, and upon further inspection, notices depressions in its surface.
Hidaka notes that she wanted to create a space where visitors could sit down and take a break on the street. The volume that is Cloud can be likened to air, having a faint presence, and forms an entirely new landscape.
Photo: Oyamada Kuniya
Architect. Born 1976 in Hiroshima, Japan. Hidaka graduated from Tokyo University of Science, and worked with SANAA, before establishing her own architectural practice in 2013. Her structures create new value by incorporating connections between past and future, and among people, into the existing landscape. Works include cloud (2014) and J Shop (2015).