Location: Westchester, NY
Client: ArtsWestchester (competition)
Program: Art Installation
Materials: Stainless steel tubing, mill-finish aluminum sheet
An installation proposed in collaboration with artist and mathematician London Tsai for the Westchester, NY City Center Mall, Torus Up/Down interrogates the mathematical description of a torus by slicing it into distinct topological phases. The installation incorporated a lightweight stainless steel framework clad in shaped mill-finish aluminum.
STRATEGIES FOR IMAGINING DISTANT STARS
Location: Williamsburg Brooklyn, NYC
Client: Williamsburg Art Nexus (WaX)
Materials: Cardboard, Mylar
Strategies for Imagining Distant Stars was a site-specific installation exploring the nature of distant light, the quality of light as rays of light approach parallel to each other. It consisted of a single lamp and a 10ft-diameter cardboard and mylar reflector.
Location: Queens, NYC
Client: Socrates Sculpture Park (competition)
Materials: Sunbrella fabric, CNC-formed stainless steel wire, aluminum tubing
For the Socrates Sculpture Park’s 2017 Folly competition, we proposed a configurable, modular umbrella that could be zipped together into clusters to produce larger covered areas. Rather than the traditional delicate umbrella, we explored making our umbrella out stainless wire formed with a CNC wire-bender into a continuous spiral.
Location: New York City, various
Client: Sukkah City (competition)
Materials: Epoxy, wood
For the inaugural “Sukkah City” competition, which asked designers to create a temporary sukkah, or traditional enclosure for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, for installation in locations around New York City, we proposed a lightweight wood-epoxy composite framework which could be used in two configurations. The vertical mode created an intimate dining space for two people; the horizontal mode provides bench seating and space for a group. The frame is built using a lightweight boatbuilding technique called “strip building”, in which thin strips of cedar are glued together over a form. When covered in a thin layer of fiberglass, the frame becomes a lightweight composite. This framework is covered with S’chach, or loose branches traditionally used to cover the sukkah.