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“A Path in the Forest” by Tetsuo Kondo is a Floating Woodland Trail in Estonia

by , 10/15/11
filed under: Architecture, gallery



Tetsuo Kondo, Tetsuo Kondo Architects, A path in the Forest, Talinn, Estonia, LIFT11, urban installation, trail, path, trees, forest, canopy, steel, temporary installation, Kadriorg Park, European Capital of Culture

There’s something magical about the forest, but people often need a little help seeing these natural monuments in a different light. Like these gorgeous giant wind chimes, A Path in the Forest is designed to shift how people experience the heavily-wooded Kadriorg park.

By winding the artificial trail in and amongst the old-growth forest, gradually working its way up into the canopy, the designers gave people get a more intimate view of the leaves and bark previously only seen from below. The path, somewhat akin to a scribble in its loose form, is supported by a steel tube attached to the tree trunks. This absence of obvious structural support definitely reinforces the feeling that one is floating amidst the trees, creating a leafy exploration that no one is likely to forget. If you’re in Tallinn before 22 October, 2011, be sure to drop by before the installation is removed.

+ Tetsuo Kondo Architects

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