Paper Chandeliers

Submitted by Cristina Parreno Alonso

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Client: ARCO Madrid

Location: Madrid, Spain

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $4,478

Project Team

Artist

Cristina Parreno Alonso

Cristina Parreno Architecture

Other

James Coleman, Sharon Xu, Koharu Usui, Natthida Wiwatwicha, Hannah Ahlbla

Overview

Paper Chandeliers is an experimental space where the simplicity of the materials appears as a counterpoint to the most advanced technology of fabrication.
Paper Chandeliers is a big undulating roof made out of paper tubes that illuminates the spatial environment mediating between the art installation and the architectural project.
The project was selected to be built for the yearly International Art Fair ARCO Madrid 2013 and was supported by MIT Architecture.

Goals

The project consisted on the Design of the Hall for Arco Foundation, which is a multipurpose space that gives access to three other spaces: Arco Lunch, Friends of Arco and Bombay space. The project leaves the ground untouched and transforming the space by the manipulation of the ceiling. Art and architecture become the same thing. The object of art is transforming the way we perceive the space
Light, structure, material and construction system become the issues at stake in this recyclable and ephemeral project.

Process

The project consisted on the Design of the Hall Arco Foundation, which is a multipurpose space that gives access to three other spaces: Arco Lunch, Friends of Arco and Bombay space. The project leaves the ground untouched and generates space by the manipulation of the ceiling. In this case art and architecture become the same thing, because the object of art is creating transforming the way we perceived the space
Light, structure, material and construction system become the issues at stake in this recyclable and ephemeral project.

Additional Information

Credits: Architect: Cristina Parreño Architecture Team: James Coleman, Sharon Xu, Koharu Usui, Natthida Wiwatwicha, Hannah Ahlblad Photographer: Luis Asin