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Shelter of Nostalgia is an Indoor Treehouse That Sparks Imagination in Thailand
Posted By Tafline Laylin On July 30, 2012 @ 7:43 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Treehouses | No Comments
Worapong Manupipatpong  wants to bring out the inner child of visitors to the Bangkok Art and Culture Center. A wizard of timber, the Thai designer constructed a simple indoor treehouse  called the Shelter of Nostalgia that allows adults and children alike to nurture their imagination. Part of the Politics of Me  exhibition, the shelter will be on display through the end of August.
Of simple timber construction , the multi-level Shelter of Nostalgia features three main hideaway spots that are large enough for big and small people. The fundamental idea of the clean, smooth structure, which is wrapped like a vine around a central beam, is to re-create the tendency of small children to seek out small private spaces in which to hatch wild fantasies.
The pitched A-frame mini-rooms  are of varying size, allowing for each group sessions or total privacy. It isn’t certain what will become of the shelter once the exhibition comes to a close, but the homogenous and recyclable materials  are easily disassembled for re-use elsewhere. How fun. We wouldn’t mind having one of these in our home.
Via GBlog 
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URLs in this post:
 Worapong Manupipatpong: http://zoologist08.blogspot.com/
 indoor treehouse: http://inhabitat.com/missing-link-builds-an-awesome-indoor-treehouse-inside-their-new-south-african-office/
 Politics of Me: http://bk.asia-city.com/events/bangkok-art/politics-me
 simple timber construction: http://inhabitat.com/1960s-prairie-house-by-herb-greene-is-an-early-example-of-green-design/
 The pitched A-frame mini-rooms: http://inhabitat.com/room-room-window-studded-tokyo-mini-home-facilitates-communication-for-deaf-family-members/
 recyclable materials: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=recyclable+materials
 GBlog: http://blog.gessato.com/2012/07/29/shelter-of-nostalgia-by-worapong-manupipatpong/
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