This Pavilion Was Inspired by the Idea of a Temporary Living Structure

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 19, 2015
References: fiac & wallpaper
Architectural firm Kengo Kuma created a 12-meter tall pavilion in Tuileries Gardens to resemble a temporary living structure. In creating the sculpture, the firm was inspired by the idea of small nomadic houses that could be assembled and transported in a variety of different locations. To accomplish these temporary living structures, artist Philippe Gravier asked for help from architects to create pieces that were both artistic yet structurally sound.

This particular piece was inspired by an "inhabited tree," that slowly moves and responds to the wind. More than just a sculpture, the project allows for architects to step outside what they normally do and use their creativity in different ways. This pavilion was part of a larger project called 'Small Nomad Houses,' where artists and architects were encouraged to experimentation away from their daily tasks.