Client: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Completion date: 2011
Artwork budget: $105,000
drafting/ lead fabricator
Networked light-embedded brass origami sconces inspired by native cliff-dwelling Chalk Dudleya “Live Forever” plant, so-named because of its drought tolerance. This monitoring and alert system exploits the surface of the building in the way nature finds uses for voids.
Origami sheet brass, LEDs, electronics, environmental sensors. 35’ x 18’ x 12’
Location: Firestation 94, Baldwin Village, Los Angeles
Moisture-responsive lighting is an environmental monitoring system clinging to the facade. The lights scintillate across the building at a rate that varies in response to ambient humidity. An ambient clue to fire danger levels to raise awareness.