Shelter of Nostalgia by
Worapong Manupipatpong

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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.

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

The three wooden playhouses overlap one another as they stack up around the column and ladders connect each floor to the one above.

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

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.

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

"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.

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

Manupipatpong previously created a similar installation that was halfway between furniture and architecture.

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

The project description below is from the designer:


Shelter of Nostalgia

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

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

The wooden structure is attached to an existing column like a tree house. In a way, the interior space transforms into artificial landscape.

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

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.

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

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.

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

It could be a perfect place for hanging out with a friend or a good hide out spot during the Cultural Center visit.

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

Material: Pine Timber
Size: 3.60x3.60x5.80 m.
Location: Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Bangkok , Thailand

  • AqScin

    Reminds me a project of Herzog & de Meuron.

  • Thomas

    He exhibited in my studio a few years ago. It was great!

  • c

    Tokyo house.