August 16, 2010

Huts - Centre Pompidou.

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Kawamata "Huts" at the Pompidou, image by Christoph Wassmann

Tadashi Kawamata constructs architecture and urban spaces with humble, even recycled materials: structural timber, cardboard boxes, old newspaper and used vegetable crates serve as basic modules for the construction of volumes that closely relate to the spaces they occupy.


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Kawamata "Huts" at the Pompidou, image by Christoph Wassmann

High up on the external facades of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Kawamata has installed huts constructed of structural timber and lined with cardboard. These cabins attached like swallows nests to the building suggest the fragility of our bodily existence our relation to the world and our experience (text from exhibition folder).


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Kawamata "Huts" at the Pompidou, image by Christoph Wassmann



Pompidou Parasite
Kawamata "Huts" at the Pompidou, image by Christoph Wassmann