Nestled into the woods on the grounds of the Seurasaari open air museum in Helsinki, 'Y' is a massive timber funnel that will be on display throughout the summer of 2017. The project is the result of a collaboration between the Finnish National Museum and an international team of architects and carpenters.
Though Y is made of timber just like the surrounding buildings of Niemala Tenant Farm, an historic courtyard also on Seurasaari grounds, its clearly a departure from traditional woodworking. The timber funnel is a complex series of raw pine boards that extend to different lengths depending on their location, giving the structure a pixelated recession throughout its profile.
Y is large enough for people to enter it and look through the small viewing window at the transverse end, and indeed guests to the museum are encouraged to do so.
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'Y' is a Stretching Timber Funnel Built by an International Team
- By: Joey HaarJul 14, 2017