RIBA XINTIANDI SHANGHAI WINDOWS PROJECT – THE FOLDED TREE

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The Fitting Room: Mamou-Mani and Arup Associates collaborated on the creation of a giant sculptural origami piece that activates the store facade of Davidson Tsui, in Xintiandi Style, Shanghai. Customers and passers-by can interact with the installation by posing in the window "Wearing" an oversized architectural "hat" and "dress" that animate the windows and facade of the shop.

The curved feminine form of the exterior contrasts with the masculine triangular interior and reflects the notion of duality (ying-yang) in Chinese culture.

The installation was part of the RIBA Shanghai Window Display Project 2014.

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