Noma Bar creates art treehouse in Japan


London-based illustrator has created a wooden folly for the Momofuku Ando Foundation in Japan


Israel-born illustrator Noma Bar has created a treehouse in the shape of a bird within the wooded landscape of the Momfuku Ando Centre in Komoro, Japan.

Noma Bar

Noma Bar

Commissioned by the Momofuku Ando Foundation, Bar’s inspiration came from finding two leaves on the floor, their position reminding him of the profile of a bird. The resulting folly, titled Birds Eye View, sits high up in the forest nestled amongst the trees and reflects the simple geometric shapes Bar uses in his flat illustrations on paper.

Noma Bar

Noma Bar

The 9m-tall structure was constructed by a team of 20 Japanese carpenters and uses a single tree trunk for support. Once inside the structure, visitors can climb up a couple of steps to take in views of Mount Asama.

Noma Bar

Noma Bar

Noma Bar





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