Kuma designed the pavilion for Galerie Philippe Gravier in Paris, which explores concepts of nomadic homes and temporary design. The project is the latest in a series of Maison d’Edition projects commissioned by the gallery.
Twisted and stacked, the identical timber beams of the pavilion create a dynamic volume with an appearance that changes depending on the perspective. Part of the structure that appears impenetrable from one angle opens up when observed from another, creating a parallax effect. Two teepee-shaped fabric tents on the ground and first floor shelter a bedroom and a lounge space, while the upper portion of the structure serves as a viewing platform. All of the levels can be accessed vialadders.
The pavilion will become part of the FIAC art fair at the Grand Palais and will be open to the public until 4 November, 2015.
+ Kengo Kuma & Associates
Photos by Antoine Baralhe