Tokujin Yoshioka--one of the most influential Japanese designers alive--has unveiled a beautiful new project that'll be exhibited next May at MUSEUM. beyond museum, a exhibition in Seoul.
Called "Rainbow Church," the project gives Superman's Fortress of Solitude some stiff competition. It was inspired during a trip Yoshioka took over 20 years ago, to the Chapelle du Rosaire, which features stained glass windows designed by Henri Matisse. As he writers, "Since then, I had been dreaming of designing an architecture where people can feel the light with all senses." What he designed is a nearly 80-foot wall of crystal prisms, which will fill the installation space with rainbows:
In you've never heard of Yoshioka, he's known for being a poet of materials--witness his Clouds Sofa, inspired by crumpled paper; his stunning installation at Milan in 2009; and his legendary Venus chair, made of living crystals.
[For pictures, check out Dezeen]