torafu architects: gulliver table in tokyo midtown
 
torafu architects: gulliver table in tokyo midtown torafu architects: gulliver table in tokyo midtown
nov 11, 2011

torafu architects: gulliver table in tokyo midtown

‘gulliver table’ by torafu architects  image © designboom 

japan-based torafu architects have created ‘gulliver table’ across the lawn of tokyo midtown
as part of an exhibition for design touch 2011 at design tide tokyo. the 50 meter (164 feet)
structure is an expanded picnic table. depending on where it is approached, 
the function of the form changes. on one end, it is a table and bench, but as it grows,
the relationship between the user and object evolves through a morphed sense of scale.
as the table top surface stretches overhead, it becomes a shelter, playground and sanctuary. 
 

the height of the table at one end is tall enough to fit people underneath  image © designboom 

view from under the structure  image © designboom 

table growing into a shelter  image © designboom 

people using the table along different parts  image © designboom 

view of top surface  image © excite japan 

  • umm

    Betch says:
  • a simple, beautiful idea, perfectly executed.
    saw this when on hoilday in Tokyo, people – adults and children using/interacting with every aspect of it.

    ben says:
  • very nice and interesting 🙂

    Daca says:

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