Landscale

This measurement instrument, a seven meter long graphical scale, invites people to quietly contemplate the monumental landscape around, while confronting their own scale with nature.

Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
Mezzo Atelier

“Landscale” was Mezzo Atelier’s answer to an invitation to create a piece for LAPA - Land Art Project Azores, at the Lakeshore of the Blue Lake of Sete Cidades. This measurement instrument, a seven meter long graphical scale, invites people to quietly contemplate the monumental landscape around, while confronting their own scale with nature.

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The piece was realized with Cryptomeria Japonica wooden beams, a very soft japonese cedar, which was introduced in the past on the Azorean islands. There Cryptomeria found the perfect climate to grow and has been increasingly explored ever since

Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
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The black and white contrast, was given by the parcial carbonization of the beams after being assembled toguether. This process of burning the wood surface, called Shou Sugi Ban, was created in Japan for this same species in order to give it more resistance and to create a natural protection.

Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
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Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
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Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
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Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
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Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
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Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
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Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
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Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
Mezzo Atelier
Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
Mezzo Atelier
Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
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Mezzo Atelier · Landscale
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