John Hill
21. October 2015
Photo: Antoine Baralhe

As part of the FIAC art fair taking place in Paris, Kengo Kuma has installed a wooden folly in the Jardin des Tuileries for Galerie Philippe Gravier. The name of the piece, Yure, translates to "slowly moving in the wind."

And move it does. Its hundreds of wood pieces rise twelve meters into the air, all of them assembled with traditional Japanese joinery – no screws or glue.

Yure is part of Gravier's Small Nomad Houses series, small demountable structures he commissioned from architects as places of experimentation. Other architects include Sou Fujimoto, Rudy Ricciotti, Edouard François and Claude Parent.

Yure will be on display in the Jardin des Tuileries until 1 November 2015.

Photo: Marc Domage
Photo: Marc Domage
Photo: Marc Domage

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