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.
"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.
Manupipatpong previously created a similar installation that was halfway between furniture and architecture.
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.
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.
It could be a perfect place for hanging out with a friend or a good hide out spot during the Cultural Center visit.
Material: Pine Timber
Size: 3.60x3.60x5.80 m.
Location: Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Bangkok , Thailand