Hot Pants Smokin’

Und gleich nochmal Kunst auf der Strasse: Hot Pants Smokin’, eine sehr originelle Installation von White Architects und Butong für das diesjährige Lichterfest in Uppsala.

Titled ‘Hot Pants Smokin’, referring to the song by James Brown, this sculpture was executed by White and Butong for the biannual Uppsala Lighting Festival. (…)
As architects we wanted to explore form and material containing light, rather than focusing on the lighting equipment,” says Jacob Melin. “We wanted to make a mysterious and archaic object, in some ways contrasting to the commercial and mundane part of the city where it stands.”
The material used is translucent concrete from Butong, mounted into 48 unique frames of thin steel profile. This low-tech BIM-project was developed working with physical models using steel rods joined by small magnetic balls. The rods were then numbered and measured, and L-profiles were cut ten times their lengths and welded into triangles. Each sheet of Butong was cut into shape with a knife in it’s wet state before being fixed in place in its frame. The filled triangles were then welded together into five boxes, lights were installed and finally the structure was screwed together on the site.

(via Design Milk)

Vincent Wilkie hat diesen tollen Beitrag verfasst. In seiner Freizeit ist er Musiker, Webdesigner und DJ.

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