美国,纽约 | NY,US
Prismatic is a kaleidoscopic experience of light, color, and space that frames a myriad of perspectives. The piece is unique on all sides, encouraging the public to explore the exterior, as well as meander through its translucent “streets”.
Iridescent cords weave between a light-weight steel lattice. Gaps between the cords provide transparency, while also producing a dynamic visual effect known as a moiré. As visitors turn their gaze or walk about the space, patterns in the background and foreground continuously converge and delaminate, resulting in the perception that static surfaces are somehow in motion.
The project has been designed specifically for Georgetown Waterfront Park. The form and space of the sculpture is sub-divided by a juxtaposition of geometric and contextual factors. This design process occurs in three phases.
First, a box is cellulated by prisms radiating from a central point, followed by the echoing of contextual features, such as the outline of the water fountain and existing pathways, as well as the Potomac River, which then split and spread the box apart.
The result is a diverse array of apertures and perspectives, collectively focused on a central core, but shaped by one’s vantage point and relative position from within or outside the sculpture.
The project was assembled in Brooklyn and designed to fit onto a single 46ft flatbed truck. The rebar lattices were welded together, painted, and then interwoven with iridescent cord. The result is a sturdy structure with an appealingly low ratio of weight to volume.
设计建造: Hou de Sousa
钢结构: Serett Metalworks Corp
竣工日期: Dec 1, 2018
项目地点: Senator Charles H. Percy Plaza, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Washington DC 20007
项目面积: 700 sq ft
摄影: Hou de Sousa
工程: Arup (Jordan Woodson)
客户: Georgetown BID
展览: Georgetown GLOW (georgetownGLOWDC.com)
展览日期: Dec 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019
项目团队: Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa, Ji Eun Lee, Jiacheng Xu, Julia DiPietro, Nina Patterson
Design/build:Hou de Sousa
Steel Fabrication: Serett Metalworks Corp
Date completed: Dec 1, 2018
Location: Senator Charles H. Percy Plaza, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Washington DC 20007
Built Area: 700 sq ft
Photos: Hou de Sousa
Engineer: Arup (Jordan Woodson)
Client: Georgetown BID
Exhibition: Georgetown GLOW (georgetownGLOWDC.com)
Exhibition dates: Dec 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Project Team: Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa, Ji Eun Lee, Jiacheng Xu, Julia DiPietro, Nina Patterson