ABOUT THE WORK
Flexibility is the characteristic that defines the nomads and in modern Kazakhstani society this phenomenon still exists.
Liza Kin’s folding bed is made of components found in Almaty’s flea markets. A folding bed is a micro home, which can be moved from place to place. Its lightness, portability and simplicity tells Liza’s personal story: when returning to Almaty from Saint Petersburg after several years of study, Liza had to leave her favourite belongings behind to embrace her new life. Oleg Zuyev’s photographs are the illustration of this travel.
The pavilion by Atomik Architecture embodies the spirit of Kazakhstan; past, present and future.
The design of this construct is inspired by the traditional homes of the Kazakh nomad. These simple circular, transportable buildings are an elegant expression of the nomad’s physical and spiritual life. The external layers are made from felt sheets laid over a simple timber frame and lattice walls. The interiors are richly decorated with woven and embroidered motifs derived from nature and geometry.