Lumenscape

Submitted by Rob Ley

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Client: KOAR Development Group - Solair Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Completion date: 2009

Artwork budget: $85,000

Project Team

Art Consultant

Tiffiny Lendrum

Tiffiny Lendrum Fine Art

Overview

Lumenscape is a large-scale art installation located at the Solair Building above the Wilshire & Western Rail Station in Los Angeles. An undulating environment of shifting light, the piece activates the entry wall at the top of the public stairway and serves as a luminous gateway in relation to the underground subway and the intense speed of the nearby traffic intersection.

Goals

In an early pre-project meeting with the building owner, a sculptural light wall was proposed as it would create a welcoming element that would draw visitors towards a 2nd level gathering and shopping space. This idea was well received, and a very prominent surface of the building was then chosen as the ideal location for this piece.

Additional Information

The project explores the potential of haptic sensations within the normally reserved public space by offering textural surfaces and scales that provoke visual and tactile exploration. This installation creates a sophisticated animation for the new transit-oriented KOAR development project, which combines the Metro station entryway, retail shops, and residential units.