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