Invisible Landscapes is an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art that explores the correlation between technology and architecture, as well as how one will inform the other. More precisely, through expressive shapes and immersive properties, the structures seek to showcase how virtual and augmented reality will shift the focus and ultimately revolutionize architecture. In a sense, the sculptures bridge the gap between the immaterial virtual world and the concrete physical environment. The exhibit is centered around modes of interaction and boundaries between reality and fiction — from a dystopian 360-degree short film to a highly geometric plywood structure.
Invisible Landscapes features a total of four installations. The structures were created by architect Gilles Retsin, ScanLAB — which is a 3D-scanning studio, design firm Soft Bodies and designer Keiichi Matsuda.
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