Crystal Clouds

Submitted by RE:site

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Client

Location: Austin, TX, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee

RE:site

Design Optimization / Project Management

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Overview

Inspired by crystalline structure of topaz, the state gemstone of Texas found locally in the Hill Country, Crystal Clouds is composed of tetrahedral clouds. The clouds are created from a thin aluminum framework and 3D printed hardware integrated with triangular panels of dichroic acrylic. The multifaceted orientation incorporates the viewer’s movement, color, and natural light to create a dynamically changing experience that reflects and transmits color reactive to the atmospheric conditions of the space.

Goals

Given the voluminous space, the artwork intends to make a big visual impact through color and angular geometric forms, while transmitting and reflecting light.