kengo kuma builds a temporary house from umbrellas kengo kuma builds a temporary house from umbrellas
may 22, 2008

kengo kuma builds a temporary house from umbrellas

kengo kuma builds a temporary house from umbrellas
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kengo kuma used modified umbrellas, which have zippers along their outer edges are zipped together to create this modular shelter. each umbrella has two extra ‘flap’s that hang from its central segments to allow for different compositions . the zippers are cut slightly longer than the umbrella’s edges so that the excess material can be tied together to seal joints. the inside of the structure leaves the umbrella mechanisms exposed.


umbrellas are sewn together to form the shell of the dwelling
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details
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up close of umbrella
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the umbrellas a zippered together
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underside view of the umbrella structure
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kitchen area
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sleeping area
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the umbrella structure is used for hanging clothes
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detail
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social gathering
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this project was part of the exhibition ‘casa per tutti’ (housing for all) milan triennale from 23 may – 14 september, 2008.

  • wow. its big…

    i made a smaller one for the trehugger umbrella competition http://www.studio-oo.eu?p=32 (sorry the link doesnt embed)

    [url=http://umbrella.treehugger.com/umbrella/the_afterlife.php] trehugger.com[/url]

    oo says:

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