Exploring ideas of lightness and perception, PAR has created an interactive installation for the exhibition Time Space Existence at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Through materiality and light, the installation engages fundamental architectural themes of space and existence; its reflective forms changing according to the surroundings. The extraordinarily thin, suspended aluminum structure offers an undulating field for interaction where people can come together during events at Palazzo Mora.
Curated by Global Art Affairs Foundation
Vernissage on 26 to 27 May 2016 from 18.00 to 22.00
Exhibition from 28 May to 27 November 2016
With special thanks to Arup for their in-kind engineering and Lorin for their generous fabrication and sponsorship.
The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design invited PAR to design a temporary structure for their annual ForumFest benefit held at the Sixth Street Viaduct on October 25, 2015.
Embracing the brutality of the site with an extraordinarily light structure, the design revealed a subtle play on light and perception, its reflective forms changing according to the light and movement of people around it. The floating aluminum structure, suspended by a series of delicate steel cables, provided an undulating field for activity where people could celebrate within the viaduct. Elements of the structure varied in height, creating lighting canopies and table surfaces, where the ForumFest events program could be presented.
With special thanks to Arup and their in-kind engineering and sponsorship.