‘Anarchitecture’ Creates Beautiful, Impossible Landscapes in Tokyo

Olivier Ratsi’s impossible cities expand our architectural imaginations

Easy digital manipulation allows us to see our world in a more mutable way than ever before—as a series of colors, textures and other characteristics, even pixels, that can be re-presented on a screen as we feel fit. Olivier Ratsi is a master of this art form, turning individual components of buildings into building blocks for a project that leads us to question our seemingly secure ideas of an objective reality.

His most recent project, in Tokyo, comes from his four-week residency, provided through ATSUKOBAROUH, in the famously disorienting city’s Shinjuku ward. Comparing the city’s ever-changing nature to a sand castle, he says his unique perspective comes from a study of Impressionist art – as well as Einstein’s work on restraint relativity, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg’s research on the quantum mechanics, and quantic decoherence,

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