Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

These tree house-like cabins by Thai designer Worapong Manupipatpong are built up around the column of a building rather than over the branches of a tree. The three wooden playhouses overlap one another as they stack up around the column and ladders connect each floor to the one above.

Manupipatpong created the cabins for “Politics of ME”, an exhibition taking place at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in Thailand that is centred around personal experiences “I want to bring back the memory of when we experienced space with our small bodies, but with large imagination and borderless freedom,” he explains.

The installation is part of the “Politics of Me” exhibition at Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Thailand during 28 June- 12 August 2012.

The wooden structure is attached to an existing column like a tree house. In a way, the interior space transforms into artificial landscape.  The idea is to create a space that reminds the visitor moment from their childhood. I want to bring back the memory when we experienced space with our small bodies but large imagination and borderless freedom.  The purpose was to design a structure that can relate to adults and children, somewhere in-between reality and dream. The intimate space is also one of the most important qualities of this tree house-like structure.

Material: Pine Timber
Size: 3.60×3.60×5.80 m.
Location: Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Bangkok , Thailand

(found on Dezeen)

Shelter-of-Nostalgia-by-Worapong-Manupipatpong_1
Shelter-of-Nostalgia-by-Worapong-Manupipatpong_2sq
Shelter-of-Nostalgia-by-Worapong-Manupipatpong_3sq
Shelter-of-Nostalgia-by-Worapong-Manupipatpong_4
Shelter-of-Nostalgia-by-Worapong-Manupipatpong_5
Shelter-of-Nostalgia-by-Worapong-Manupipatpong_6
Shelter-of-Nostalgia-by-Worapong-Manupipatpong_7
Shelter-of-Nostalgia-by-Worapong-Manupipatpong_10