Akitoshi Ukai and the Geometry of Pragmatism
November 16, 2017
Akitoshi Ukai’s designs are a photographer’s dream. Simple and sparse, they exist by the logic of their own geometry, where angles incorporate windows that magically throw triangles of light on vast rectangular inner surfaces. Staircases curl around corners, or diagonally break space between beams. Floors are made of wood, their planks running in tandem the length of a room. Squared shelving mimics picture frames, a metaphor I suppose as the books and objects they contain are a reflection of the owner.