Lost In The Architecture

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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37 first year SCI-Arc students have just finished a mesmerizing new installation in the school’s parking lot called Sway. The project is made of 228 thin bundled steel rods, bolted into the ground and joined via flexible (and wild) wire units above. The vast and tightly-packed array of bendy rods are responsive to subtle changes in wind force (and not-so-subtle pushing by visitors), enabling the structure to move around like trees in a forest, or a collection of organisms. At night they catch the light in changing and surprising ways.

The 1A Studi0—which produces a large installation every year— was led by professors Nathan Bishop, Eric Kahn and Jenny Wu. Bishop accurately called the piece an “encompassing environment.” Which is what makes it so great: the chance to walk right into the art and interact with it.


8 Responses to “Lost In The Architecture”

  1. Carren says:

    Wow. These are beautiful.

  2. Adrian says:

    This is unbelievable. I wish I lived on the west coast. I’ve never seen anything like this before!!!

  3. Adrian says:

    This is unbelievable. I wish I lived on the west coast. I’ve never seen anything like this before!!!

  4. Louise Bishop says:

    This is spectular! I love installation art.

  5. [...] , originally uploaded by tiffanysara. “Sway,” an installation in the parking lot of SCI-Arc by students in the first year 1A Studio, 2010. Information can be found at The Architect’s Newspaper. [...]

  6. larryfredlund says:

    Is there an audible component….is there a YouTube link or two to share?

  7. [...] Designed and built by 37 first year SCI-Arc students, led by professors Nathan Bishop who refers to the installation as an “encompassing environment,” Eric Kahn and Jenny Wu of the 1A Studi0. More here. [...]

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