The JAIST Gallery Design is Inspired by Cryptic Puzzles

 - Feb 17, 2013
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Meant to host Japan’s largest puzzle collection, the JAIST Gallery design was styled after a puzzle itself.

Created by Tatsu Matsuda Architects, the layout features a combination of cubic displays and interlocking boxes that can be arranged and rearranged in numerous different ways. The architects had to use a computer algorithm to figure out how to incorporate 144 Penta Cubes into the room, creating a construction that can be separated into 12 segments. The gallery visitors, there to see the impressive puzzles on display, will be surprised to find themselves within one, meshing their environment with the artwork.

The JAIST Gallery design is almost labyrinthine in its complexity of structure, incorporating a puzzling array of interlocking cubic elements within architecture.