House Made From Umbrellas by Kengo Kuma

A few years back TreeHugger built an entire website around dresses made from umbrella parts; now Kengo Kuma builds a house for the Milan Triennale. Designboom writes:

"Kengo Kuma used modified umbrellas, which have zippers along their outer edges are zipped together to create this modular shelter. Each umbrella has two extra 'flap's that hang from its central segments to allow for different compositions . The zippers are cut slightly longer than the umbrella's edges so that the excess material can be tied together to seal joints. The inside of the structure leaves the umbrella mechanisms exposed."

detail of umbrella end

gathering inside

detail showing structure ::Designboom

Tags: Japan

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