Azuma Makoto, a famed Japanese flower artist, has opened his latest exhibit of his Paludarium series featuring TACHIKO and YASUTOSHI versions of the bonsais’ growth ecosystem.
Heavily influenced by the miniature ecosystems, the exhibit presents a pair of paludarium tanks that, much like terrarium ones, are designed to preserve aquatic or plant life and maintain its aesthetic appeal. In his most recent work, Azuma has updated the concept, utilizing the paludarium as not just a display case, but a safe place to protect the natural life.
The Paludarium TACHIKO and YASUTOSHI are fully equipped with a responsive drip-feed water system, as well as a mist machine that activates to control the temperature and humidity within the cylindrical and cube glass chamber. Both allow for natural light to come in from all directions, ideal for plant growth.
Even though the futuristic construction of the ecospheres seems to be taken from a sci-fi set, each of the pipes and tubes have built-in mechanisms that each serve a specific purpose. The technology is used to create optimal conditions for the plants, allowing for viewers to embrace the beauty and fragility of nature.