dai kan 大寒

daikan

dai kan ( big cold )

Installation in Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects office in Osaka, Japan.
Flower arrangement  ( ikebana ) by landscape / botanical artist Kokaji Tatsuya of COCA-Z botanique atelier; kanji, drawing, composition by Alexandre Vicente; photo by Kaori Ichikawa.

Dai kan is part of the 24 sekki of the japanese calendar, this special days mark the change of seasons, 20 January its the season of cold, and lasts till 4 of February, the beginning of spring. The 24 sekki then are divided by 3, making the 72 seasons that compose the Japanese and Chinese traditional calendar. In this installation every 72 seasons are accompanied by a hand made drawing that represents its respective season. When the season changes, the installation changes with it.

About alexandre vicente

born in 1985, is a portuguese architect with a master degree by the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa with the thesis Surveillance and Frontier, Museum in the Second Line of Defense of Jurumenha between 2010 and 2012 worked at rc+jv arquitectos in some public competitions and made short collaborations with barbini arquitectos and chp arquitectos. in 2010 is the winner of the Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa 2010 student competition with a project for Cova da Moura. in 2012 wins the SECIL Universities Award 2011

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