Kengo Kuma envisions shapeshifting nomadic shelters woven from hundreds of identical wooden pieces
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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 the appearance of which changes depending on the perspective. Part of the structure that appear impenetrable from one angle opens up when observed from another, creating a parallax...