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Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata has created the Bloomberg Pavillion, an experimental art space that sits outside the main entrance of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT). Having just opened its doors about 1 month ago, the geometric structure, which resembles a salt crystal science experiment, is slated to become an exhibition and performance space for young artists.

Taking a page from the book of Toyo Ito, Hirata’s previous employer of 7 years, the architect looked to nature in its organic essence for inspiration. The result is what can be called a unity of mathematics and nature – a structure made entirely  from a combination of isosceles triangles that appear to branch out and grow like a tree (or a salt crystal experiment).

Check out our previous stories on Akihisa Hirata and you will see his obsession with geometric patterns in architecture.

source: domus