THE NEST

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Client: Elsewhere

Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States

Completion date: Jan 01, 2018

Project Team

Artist

Zyia Zhang

VolvoxLabs

Artist

Javier Cruz

VolvoxLabs

Artist

Mark McCallum

VolvoxLabs

Artist

Kamil Nawratil

VolvoxLabs

Artist

Miron Nawratil

Artist

Jason Rabie

Overview

Titled ‘The Nest’, the project is based on a dynamic expression of movement and organic form. The Nest project is located within roof area of the Elsewhere building in Brooklyn, NY. Perched above, the artwork is mounted to the floor and supported by scaffolding to partly suspended in space.

Goals

Our initial concept for the design work consists of simple formal nests representing the connectivity, bond, and unifying spirit within the Bushwick community. The nest is distributed throughout the area and connected with hand cut pine wood slabs to create an almost maze-like structure. Each nest is also connected by a lightweight digitally fabricated, aluminum that features a pattern of openings which produces playful shadows on the ground and programmed light effects during the night. With hundreds of individual and unique components, the art piece appears to be in motion and constantly changing.

Process

To create the 'flow' within The Nest we used digital fabrication techniques to define the overall form. Houdini was used to procedurally generate visualization of the flow. Our team then took on the task of using artistry on-site to attach each individual piece of wood to the interior support structure.