MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Xylem: A Place of Refuge

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Some shots of the new architectural installation and gathering place at Tippet Rise Art Center: Xylem,  by the internationally acclaimed architect Diébédo Francis Kéré.

A delightfully imaginative and welcoming  pavilion designed to invite moments of meditation, pop-up musical performance, and community exchange, Xylem is composed of sustainably harvested pine logs (longe pole and ponderosa).

From the artist’s website:

The logs of the canopy are assembled in circular bundles bore by a modular hexagonal structure in weathering steel, lying on top of seven steel columns. The upper surface of the canopy is carved sinuously in order to create a rounded topography that blends in the surrounding hills. At the same time massive and light, the roof is inspired by the “toguna”, the traditional most sacred space in every Dogon village, a wooden and straw shelter designed in order to protect from the sun but at the same time to allow the ventilation of the shaded space underneath.

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