Home for Boston Ivy

Home for Boston Ivy by V studio




Home for Boston Ivy
Photo © V Studio, Changde Feng Niao, JIANG Yu

Houses being covered by Boston Ivy could be seen everywhere in shanty towns; while presenting a picture of harmonious coexistence of man and nature, it is also the memory of home for habitants of shanty towns.

Home for Boston Ivy
Photo © V Studio, Changde Feng Niao, JIANG Yu

When Boston Ivy attaches to the buildings and grows, it forms the turns and enclosures of the space. Work “Home for Boston Ivy” pulled away the building which the Boston Ivy attached to, and left only the Boston Ivy with twisted roots and gnarled branches in the shape of the building.

Home for Boston Ivy
Photo © V Studio, Changde Feng Niao, JIANG Yu

The size of the artwork is based on the actual size of the old house in shanty towns, and the material is welded disused steel from the demolition site. The whole work shows the state that Boston Ivy wraps the house, forming a transparent and vacant shape.This artwork will be placed in the future new town. It will remind the residents of the shanty towns of their old memories.

Home for Boston Ivy
Photo © V Studio, Changde Feng Niao, JIANG Yu

Different from other types of installations, “Home for Boston Ivy” is also an urban greening device. Boston Ivy will grow on it again in the future, when Boston Ivy climbs up to “Home for Boston Ivy”, the mark of houses of old shanty towns will be more clear. Source by V studio.

Home for Boston Ivy
Photo © V Studio, Changde Feng Niao, JIANG Yu
  • Location: Changde, Hunan province, China
  • Architect: V studio
  • Design Creator: HU Quanchun
  • Creation Assistant: XIANG Yu
  • Supervised: Xiao Bin
  • Work Production: LIU Jianwen, LIU Jianwu, SUN Deli, CHEN Shuguo, CHEN Lihua
  • Sponsors: ChangdeKonland Urban Development Co., Ltd., Beijing Art Intervenes
  • Height: 9m
  • Material: disused steel
  • Creation time: April, 2017
  • Photographs: V Studio, Changde Feng Niao, JIANG Yu, Courtesy of Sunshine
Home for Boston Ivy
Photo © V Studio, Changde Feng Niao, JIANG Yu
Home for Boston Ivy
Photo © V Studio, Changde Feng Niao, JIANG Yu
Home for Boston Ivy
Photo © V Studio, Changde Feng Niao, JIANG Yu
Home for Boston Ivy
Image © V Studio
Home for Boston Ivy
Image © V Studio

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