Over the course of two days, architect Jan Tyrpekl created The Nest, an experimental structure built without any investors, sponsors, assignment, or project documentation in Strančice, in the Czech Republic. Made of about $120 USD worth of Osier Willow wood, The Nest perches in a park in the designer’s hometown, interlaced between tree branches, so as not to damage or affect the tree.
The project began as a sphere of a diameter of three meters, but evolved into an organic shape to adapt to the specific tree’s structure. No joints, ropes, tapes, or nails were used to support the 80-kilogram creation.
The Nest is currently used as a play structure for local children, and can bear a loading capacity of 250 kilograms, or roughly three adults.
Over time, the project will deteriorate into biological waste, leaving the tree around it unchanged.
Location: Strančice, Czech republic
Architect: Jan Tyrpekl
Collaborators: Eduard Seibert, Marta Chaloupková, Alexandra Sýkorová, Martina Čulenová, Klára Mitlenerová, Eliška Málková, Kateřina Hlavičková, Eva Bártová
Photographs: Antonín Matějovský, Jan Tyrpekl, Karolína Ryšavá
Price for the building material: 3.000 CZK
Material : osier (willow)
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