One hundred feet of metal dances along the 20-foot high screen wall at the Clackamus County Municipal Center. May & Watkins created this public art installation to soften the industrial grid, and to animate the area with an attractive design based on the colors and shapes of the surrounding bio-swale.
Our project was part of a revitalization of an area of the office park that had been a wasteland of scrub plants and housing for maintenance vehicles. Our task was to create a backdrop of color and form so that this area could host an attractive farmer’s market.
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CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art
The global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.
[ manifesto ]
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.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.