A walkway installation that keeps your head in the trees

A ramp in the woods around Tallinn designed by Tetsuo Kondo Architects

A ramp in the woods around Tallinn designed by Tetsuo Kondo Architects

If this walkway looks familiar, a cloudier version of it was installed inside the Arsenale as part of the Venice Biennale in 2010. Longer and san clouds, the walkway designed by Tetsuo Kondo Architects weaves through the Kadriorg forest in Tallinn, Estonia. Along the 95 meters of the walkway, visitors are lifted away from the ground, granting a closer look at the foliage that makes up the canopy of this wooded area (where some of the trees are 300 years old.)  The walkway is supported by the same trees that the path weaves through, but it is important to note that the path isn’t hurting the trees. I wonder how it feels to walk on this thing. Is it wobbly under your foot? Does it sway in the wind? Or does it feel as firm as the ground below? For some strange reason, I hope not.

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Alex Dent

April 11, 2012 / By

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