tree huts at place vendome by tadashi kawamata
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oct 22, 2013

tree huts at place vendome by tadashi kawamata

tree huts at place vendome by tadashi kawamata
image courtesy of FIAC




materializing from the architecture of paris’ place vendome are a series of parasitic wooden constructions installed by japanese artist tadashi kawamata. ‘tree huts’ are temporary structures built around both the the vendôme column and an adjacent edifice, interweaving and aggregating from the monuments’ existing framework like the labyrinthine weave of a bird’s nest in a tree. four small cabins are organized around the exterior windows of a 19th century building situated around the plaza’s circumference, while layered sheets of material loom around the 45-meter-high column at its core. suspended in the air and emerging from pillar, the in3stallation of the wooden panels required a construction team for their sky-high locale. the artwork is presented as part of FIAC 2013 and will be exhibited in the public space for one month.



‘tree hut’ around the vendôme column



a detail of the layers of wood that make up the architectural constructions



two installation views of the nest-like structure integrated into the architecture of the pillar



(left and right) tree huts at place vendôme, tadashi kawamata, 2013
esquisses préparatoire pour le projet fiac hors les murs 2013
© tadashi kawamata courtesy of the artist and kamel mennour, paris and annely juda, london



‘tree hut’ as part of a building at place vendome



a small construction materializing from the window frame of the of building



the structure latching onto the roof




  • Tadashi was such a nice boy- such a shame he turned out such a poor carpenter and now he’s [email protected]$king up al the nice old buildings

    wwwillem says:
  • wooden planks are his (pointless) signature for 3 decades now.
    poor trees…

    buzzoff says:
  • looks like a mistake

    ashley says:

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