Friday, July 17, 2009

Playhouse?


Worapong Manupipatpong designed these small structures. They serve as a platform (possibly literally) on which to discuss the gray space between architecture and furniture design. At what point does architecture become so small that it is considered furniture? Is it possible that there is a place where the two actually become one or neither? While architecture strives to create a sense of place, this structure seems to need a place to be. It looks like a place to sit and view the world, but it is more than just a chair. Is it art? Is it a folly? What is it? As adults we tend to make things more complicated than they really are, but children on the other hand see it for exactly what it is(or they imagine it into something else). For a child it is a place to watch the birds, a place to tell secrets, a place to dream.

Worapong says it best, "It leaves me with curiosity, inspiration and space for imagination."

This project was found via Dezeen.

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