Visitors can clamber to the best of this pavilion by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries, which is manufactured up of a complex lattice of identical timber beams.
Made by Kengo Kuma & Associates for Galerie Phillipe Gravier, the structure is primarily based on little nomadic shelters, and has been assembled making use of methods standard of standard Japanese carpentry.
Titled Yure – a Japanese expression for a nomadic shelter – the pavilion is manufactured up of identical wooden strips which have been arranged in a lattice-like composition.
“The pavilion consists of identical wooden pieces that have been stacked, twisted and assembled to create a poetic dynamic volume,” mentioned Kuma. “It provides an organic geometry by a geometric composition of wood.”
This assembly method enables the structure’s appearance to adjust depending on the standpoint. From a single angle it seems to be a closed and complex matrix, and from another an open lattice.
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“From each side of the construction the view is diverse,” mentioned the architect. “The major method offers a see by means of, thin silhouette – even though from the other side, the way of perceiving the room is changed. In this way the room diversity is attained.”
The structure is divided into little places over 3 separate floors – every of which can be accessed via ladders.
Kuma’s diagrams of the pavilion demonstrate two teepee-shaped fabric tents on the ground- and very first-floor levels. In accordance to the architect, these enclosures are intended to generate a secluded bedroom and a lounge area, whilst an open viewing platform searching out onto the surrounding environment is positioned on the highest level.
The Yure pavilion is the newest in Maison d’Edition project – a series of commissions by Galerie Phillipe Gravier that has previously incorporated final year’s structure created up of aluminium cubes by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.
The pavilion is one of a quantity of installations and events taking place for the FIAC art fair at the nearby Grand Palais, and will be open to the public right up until four November 2015.
Kengo Kuma & Associates lately unveiled ideas for a cave-shaped and plant-covered museum dedicated to Filipino history.
The firm also finished work on a Chinese folk-artwork museum in Hangzhou, which attributes a sprawling tiled roof line that is designed to mimic the appearance of a modest village.
Photography is by Antoine Baralhe.
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