Inspired by the beauty and ephemeral qualities of California sunsets the project celebrates the diverse and vibrant community of South Central Los Angeles where citizens of varying orientations and colors come together to form a collective whole which cannot be defined by a singular viewpoint. The installation is a geometrically variable decorative skin covering the public staircase at Slauson Station and is comprised of 2690 folded aluminum panels, with only 6 repeating parts. Structural engineering by Buro Happold and fabrication by Ramirez Ironworks.
The objective was the create and artwork that integrated with the existing architectural elements to create an artwork which performed as a decorative skin or feature facade rather than as an independent feature.
The project is a close collaboration between the artist/designer (Synthesis Design), structural engineer (Buro Happold), and fabricator (Ramirez Ironworks) facilitated through the exchange of 3D models, animations, hand sketches, physical mock-ups and prototypes.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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