Noma Bar – Birds Eye View

Noma Bar – Birds Eye View


Just recently a fabulous bird raises its wings on a clearing at the Momofuku Ando Center in Komoro. Its creator is the illustrator Noma Bar from Israel. He is the seventh and first non-japanese artist who has been invited by the art centers trust to participate in the „Treehouse Project“ to build an observation deck in the surrounding forest.

 

Going for a walk is Noma Bars source of inspiration: two autumn leaves, resembling the shape of a bird, the way they’re crossed into another. After he had tried several constellations, he finally finds the perfect arrangement of form and function.

 

The Birds Eye View arises – 27 feet above ground. Built entirely from wood, a trunk of a tree serves as support. A team of 20 carpenters is involved in the hatch of this wondrous birdy. „Keeping the visual storytelling of my work and translating an architectural form in to a surrounding, in which visitors interact witch the structure, both visually and as functioning observation deck“ was very important for Noma Bar.

 

Looking at the treehouse from a distance, you clearly see a giant, graceful bird. If you dare to get closer, two falling leaves become visible, in whose hollow space a steep stairway leads upwards. If you follw it, you immediately land in the birds head, a little bit like in „Being John Malkovich“. The roofed platform offers a wonderful eagles view all the way to Asama, an active volcano. For the small appetite you should definitely bring som mice and nuts.

 

About Noma Bar:

„Maximal communication with minimal elements“ – these words describe Noma Bars artistic ambitions best. The Israeli illustrator studied Graphic Design and Typography at the Jerusalem Academy of Art & Design and lives in London since 2001. He became known for his publications „The many faces of Noma Bar“ and „Negative Space“.

 

Inspiration

Bars source of inspiration

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The final draft in 2D …

Noma Bar_BEV model side

… and as a 3D model

Noma Bar_BEV process 5

A team of 20 carpenters helped to bring this bird to life

Noma Bar_BEV front & side

Is it a bird or two leaves?

Noma Bar_BEV front

Feeling a bit like in “Being John Malkovich”

Noma Bar_BEV sitting

A truly satisfied Noma Bar …

Noma Bar_BEV tail

… is visiting his bird

Photos by courtesy of Noma Bar

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