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Eddy Sykes' Moving Architectural Installation 'Yakuza Lou'

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Mar 22, 2009 • References: chersonprom.org and themagla
'Yakuza Lou' is the work of Los Angeles architect Eddy Sykes. Because of the way Sykes combines technology and nature, it is an example of 21st Century ‘high-tech/high touch’ design.

The self-articulating landscape uses hydrodynamics, motors and growth patterns to systematically redefine a structure of octagonal vegetative mats. A hinge-mounted motor drives the octagonal origami-inspired form. 

The landscape works in concert with an artificial Cumulonimbus cloud that also changes over time, another allusion to the origami fortune-telling toy that appears to have been the muse for the project.