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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Clear Cut in Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

August 12th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

In the summer of 2011 Joakim Kaminsky and Maria Poll went into the deep forests of Medelpad in northern Sweden. With them they brought 15 meters of mirror coated fabric aiming to create an installation that would interpret the life cycle of this pine forest.

Clear Cut Project

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
  • Project: Clear Cut
  • Location: Sweden
  • Client: Own Project
  • Type: Land Art Installation
  • Stage: 2011
  • Team: Joakim Kaminsky, Maria Poll

Clear Cut Project

However eternal it may seem this is not a natural forest. Like 90% of the forests in Sweden it is used for forestry consequently being continuously grown and chopped down in a 60 years life cycle.

Clear Cut Project

We wanted to connect these trees to time. We wanted the installation to visualize a memory of earlier generations of pine trees that have stood here and forecast the clear cut that will soon replace them. Perhaps the mirrors could absorb the light, colors and smells of this place and save them for the future?

Clear Cut Project

Joakim and Maria stayed in the forest during a day and a night observing how the installation changed in dialogue with its surroundings; during midday, as the sun set, as a mist came in, during the dark night and as the sun rose. Then they left, leaving no trace.

Clear Cut Project

Clear Cut Project

Clear Cut Project

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