‘paludarium TACHIKO’ is the fourth in a series created by azuma makato that reimagines the paludarium, a type of enclosure similar to a terrarium or aquarium. it functions as an ecosystem inside a container, simulating the conditions needed to preserve organisms such as plants or insects. their main purpose is for either aesthetic, scientific or horticultural purposes.
paludarium’s became popular in the 19th century with the invention of the wardian case, a sealable glass container used to export native british plants to sydney in australia and vice versa. using this as a starting point, makoto created the TACHIKO to mimic weather conditions using a drip-feed water system and a mist machine in order to regulate temperature and humidity.
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