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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Article by Marco Rinaldi