A Path in the Forest by Tetsuo Kondo

A Path in the Forest by Tetsuo Kondo Architects

A walkway by Tetsuo Kondo Architects winds its way around tree trunks and up into the canopy at a park in Tallinn, Estonia.

A Path in the Forest by Tetsuo Kondo

Called A Path in the Forest, the 95-metre trail is supported by a steel tube that rests against the tree trunks, with no additional columns.

A Path in the Forest by Tetsuo Kondo

The installation remains in place in Kadriorg Park until 22 October as part of LIFT11, a festival of urban installations in Tallinn’s public spaces for the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011.

A Path in the Forest by Tetsuo Kondo

Tetsuo Kondo presented a similar structure at the venice Architecture Biennale last year, where visitors walked round a spiralling path and up into a cloud.

A Path in the Forest by Tetsuo Kondo

Here are some more details from the architect:


In the elegant woods of Kadriorg, we added a path.

A path which relies on the forest as it floats through the woods with over 300 years of age.

A Path in the Forest by Tetsuo Kondo

I feel that the appearance of the woods slightly changes when you walk along this path. We no longer are looking up at the woods from the ground but we get closer to the leaves and sliver through the branches. It is a piece of architecture which exists for the woods as the forest exists for the architecture. We can not change the form of the forest but we think the various elements in a forest can become one entity in this condition.

I hope that we can experience a forest, architecture, and an environment which we do not know yet.

A Path in the Forest by Tetsuo Kondo