Small Nomad House Project

Kengo Kuma brings to the Jardin des Tuileries a concept between art and architecture, that “offers an organic geometry by a geometric composition of wooden elements”.

Kengo Kuma, Yure, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris
Kengo Kuma installs in the Jardin des Tuileries Yure, a reply to a project of small nomad houses embodying the ambition to create a new concept between art and architecture.
Yure, is a japonese expression for a nomadic shelter slowly moving in the wind. It undulates like trees that gently swing slowly their branches and leaves. It consists of identical wooden pieces stacked, twisted and assembled creating a poetic dynamic volume. Yure offers an organic geometry by a geometric composition of elements of wood.” Kengo Kuma explains.
Kengo Kuma, Yure, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris
Kengo Kuma, Yure, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris. Photo © Antoine Baralhe. Courtesy Galerie Philippe Gravier

The constructive system of Yure is based on a simple way of connecting two elements, by traditional wood crafted joints, commonly used by the Japanese carpenters.

This type of assembling the wooden elements, vertically and obliquely, allow the structure to expand through a spiral movement into an open space lattice. The result is an organic and flexible space, allowing free movement through and up the structure by using the ladder to access the bedroom, living room and terrace.

Yure, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris
Program: pavilion
Architects: Kengo Kuma
Client: Gallerie Philippe Gravier
Completion: 2015

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