Sou Fujimoto's plan to build an artificial tree in the V&A emerged from an architecture that draws both on the deep complexity of nature and the imposed simplicity of man-made design. Inside/Outside Tree is a series of polygonal Plexiglas sheets held together with thick cable ties that form a computerised render of an abstract tree. The structure was located on the Architecture Gallery landing and took advantage of the natural light to enhance the work’s transparent and wondrous geometric form.
This film, shot both in the Museum and in Fujimoto's home town of Tokyo using self-shot footage, shows the architect talking about his design philosophy and reveals his practice at work.
This film was produced for the exhibition 1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces (2010)