« Yure, is a japonese expression for a nomadic shelter slowly moving in the wind. It undulates like trees that gently swing slowly their branches and leaves. It consists of identical wooden pieces stacked, twisted and assembled creating a poetic dynamic volume. Yure offers an organic geometry by a geometric composition of elements of wood. » Kengo Kuma, September 2015.
Kengo Kuma, born in 1954 in Yokohama, is a contemporary Japanese architect. The legacy of Japanese culture and the modernity of architectural contemporary forms constructed his vocabulary in perfect harmony with nature.
He brings a new vision using differents materials such as bamboo, traditional Japanese wood, paper and textiles. He signed in France three projets : FRAC Marseille, Besançon Art Center and Entrepot MacDonald – Education and Sports Complex in Paris, and a major achitecture in Japan, « Umeda Hospital” opened in 2015.
Today, for the first time, he installs in the « Jardin des Tuileries » Yure, a reply to a project of small nomad houses embo- dying the ambition to create a new concept between Art and Architecture.
These « Maisons d’édition », designed like « Bijou » or « Folie » - imagined and signed by the best creative generation of international Architects and Artists for the Galerie Philippe Gravier - are nomadic structures, removable and durable, that can be inscribed in both the artistic and environmental landscape.