2007, On the ground: 270cm x 264cm, changing height
Organdy, inflated transparent plastic, and traditional Japanese tatami
Edition of 5 + 2 artist’s proofs, by Gallery Philippe Gravier.
In his text, “The Anti-Object: Fragmenting and Dissolving Architecture,” the Japanese architect defends the idea of an architecture of relations, which, rather than dominating its environments, responds and integrates with them. For Kengo Kuma, dissolving architecture takes place by the use of natural materials, an awareness of light, and an affirmation of the permeability between inside and outside. In the exhibition, the Tea Pavilion, created from a translucent organdy veil suspended by a helium balloon, becomes a “floating body” endlessly transformed by the movements of ambient light. Visitors are invited to participate by appointment. With the support of the gallery Philippe Gravier.