Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata creates giant amorphous structures from found materials that he installs in public locations. Structures made from wooden crates and boxes appear to engulf the buildings or flow out of them, transforming materials that are easily overlooked into something as imposing as the classical architecture they surround. Pictured above is Gandamaison (2008) La Maréchalerie, Versailles. Image via Kamel Mennour
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Cathédrale de Chaises (2007) Domaine Pommery, Reims. Image via Cool2re
His work Under the Water is a response to the destruction caused by the 2011 Japanese tsunami which meant 20 million tons of waste was released into the Pacific. The pieces appear to float like flotsam and jetsam on the surface of the water. Image via Inhabitat.
Chairs For Abu Dhabi (2012) Image via Junk Culture