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Tadashi Kawamata


A film by Gilles Coudert


Available in book with DVD

Available in VOD


Year of production: 2008

Duration: 30 min.

Original Version

French & English subtitles


Cent One hundred and fifty students from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure of Versailles, a team of ten teaching staff, various technical services, all working together for several months on the same project led by Tadashi Kawamata, using unusual means: five thousand wooden fruit crates. Using ordinary methods for an extraordinary result: Gandamaison, a combination of fragile, transformable and transitory architectural constructions.

Gilles Coudert’s film documents the workshop led by Tadashi Kawamata and his installation at the La Maréchalerie art center. It shows the entire process by giving the floor to the different actors and puts into images the concepts that governed the content of the project by drawing a parallel with the restoration of the sculptures in the garden of the Château de Versailles.


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Architecture, Contemporary Art, Heritage, Installation, Prod (eng)

Ecole d’architecture de Versailles, Gilles Coudert, La Maréchalerie, Tadashi Kawamata, Versailles