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Kengo Kuma Designs Sculptural Pavilion in Paris

Kengo Kuma Designs Sculptural Pavilion in Paris
Kengo Kuma Designs Sculptural Pavilion in Paris, © Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

Kengo Kuma & Associates has unveiled its latest project for the Galerie Philippe Gravier in Paris. Entitled Yure, a Japanese expression for a nomadic habitat moving in the wind, the project is made from identical wooden pieces, seeking to blur the lines between art and architecture with its organic structural geometry.

© Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila + 25

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

Each individual wooden element is connected vertically and obliquely with traditional crafted joints, a technique commonly used by Japanese carpenters. From every view, the structure appears different, creating a distinct diversity of space.

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila
Courtesy of Galerie Philippie Gravier
Courtesy of Galerie Philippie Gravier
© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

The result is an open lattice of pieces that create an overall “organic and flexible space, allowing free movement through and up the structure by using the ladder to access the bedroom, living room, and terrace," according to the architects. 

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

“The first floor hosts a multi-purpose space. From here one can access the bedroom, the upper floor, and terrace by using the ladder. The main floor works as an “engawa,” a traditional Japanese floor serving as a passageway, and gathering and sitting space.”

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

Fabric “tents” can hang inside the structure, waterproofing the inside, and creating the structure's separate rooms. 

Courtesy of Galerie Philippie Gravier
Courtesy of Galerie Philippie Gravier

Learn more about the project here.

News via Galerie Philippe Gravier.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Kengo Kuma Designs Sculptural Pavilion in Paris" 10 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776541/kengo-kuma-designs-sculptural-pavilion-in-paris/> ISSN 0719-8884
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