Deconstructed - CODAworx

Deconstructed

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Client: PMG - Waldorf Astoria

Location: Miami, FL, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $210,000

Project Team

Lead Artist

Bill Washabaugh

Hypersonic

Artist

Caitlin Morris

Hypersonic

Engineer

Gwylim Johnstone

Hypersonic

Project Manager

Heather Blind

Hypersonic

Engineer/Fabricator

Katie Treidl

Hypersonic

Designer/Fabricator

Anna Torvaldsdotter

Hypersonic

Designer/Fabricator

Pauli King

Hypersonic

Fabricator

Chris Tsimbidis

Hypersonic

Overview

Deconstructed is a kinetic sculpture commissioned by Property Markets Group (PMG) for the Sales Center lobby of their new 100-story Waldorf Astoria tower development in Miami, Florida. Hypersonic worked with the design firm Second Story to develop the concept for the PMG team.

55 hand-made quadrilateral polished elements move in disparate hanging rhythms, coming together to form the outline of a 3-dimensional cube. Hanging in the sales-center lobby for this new super-tall skyscraper development in Miami, the sculpture’s form references the series of stacked cube forms that make up architect Carlos Ott’s skyscraper’s design. Conceptually, Deconstructed references the many pieces that come together in different ways and times to create a magical place.

Goals

To create a calm and contemplative piece for the lobby of this new building.

Process

Hypersonic worked with the firm Second Story to identify what the client was looking for and guide Hypersonic's design direction. Hypersonic came up with the concept and design. Hypersonic made the piece.