Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
The house on the tree in Warsaw, Poland by Beata Konarska & Pawel Konarski / KONARSKA-KONARSKI
May 18th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
‘The house on the tree’ (Dom na Drzewie) – an installation in a public space by Beata Konarska & Pawel Konarski / KONARSKA-KONARSKI
The installation ‘The house on the tree’ is located in the green part of central Warsaw- the Powisle district, at the University of Warsaw Library. There are two parts of this installation: first – a house placed on one of the Library garden’s trees, and the second – a house hanging in the space of the Library’s main hall. The aim of the project is to initiate social dialogue about sustainable development.
The location of the installation – The University of Warsaw Library – a place where the young generation are being educated – was not a random choice. The building’s unique roof gardens symbolise our aspirations for harmony between humans and nature. Technical specifications for the structure of the house: the house does not burden the tree. It is made from a very light material – the Forex boards, resistant to water and other atmospheric conditions. The choice of the particular tree and method of attaching the house was consulted with the University of Warsaw’s gardener.
Contact Beata Konarska & Pawel Konarski / KONARSKA-KONARSKI and Beata Konarska & Pawel Konarski / KONARSKA-KONARSKI