Sweet Reflection

Submitted by Anaisa Franco

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Client: URBE

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $15,000

Project Team

Architect

Rodrigo Waihiwe

Rodrigo Waihiwe

Client

Julia Araña

URBE

Overview

Sweet Reflexion is an art installation in a form of interactive parametric honeycomb pavilion where the audience interacts with their face mapped through photography and transformed into chocolate and pancakes using 3D printers. The public can literally eat themselves. Also, an adhesive of people’s faces is placed in each of the architectural cells in hives format. The project seeks to revive and map the immigrant neighborhood (Korean, Bolivian, Mediterranean).

Goals

The generative architecture and digital fabrication of the work enable the creation of complex and heterogeneous forms in hexagonal cells resembling the biological and organic structures of bees in creating the honey, natural sweet. This work will generate interactivity and social participation system giving a cannibalistic outline shows a playful and active way the idea of random construction of several layers transform the facility into a kind of temporary memorial neighborhood assimilating transient anthropology in printed panels and edible units.

Process

The parametric pavillion was developed by Rodrigo Waihiwe and his assistant. There was trained monitors to activate the work.