Fragile Shelter by Hidemi Nishida

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Japanese artist and designer Hidemi Nishida built the “fragile shelter” located in Sapporo, Japan. This temporary winter structure is deep in the forest, created as a place for gatherings and brings people together in an empathetic and unlikely space which will leave no trace of existence once it’s been dismantled. Made up of six forms that shift up and down to mirror the undulations of the land, its pitched and overextended roof is designed to protect the transient inhabitants, its body purposely hovering above the average snow line. Translucent plastic sheets enclose the units, exposing the timber structure and define each individual volume. At night, they glow from within like lanterns while its color and permeability is altered by the weather and time of day.

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