'r&d:azzle' by SOFTlab in brooklyn, new york, USA
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oct 26, 2011
'r&d:azzle' by SOFTlab in brooklyn, new york, USA



‘r&d:azzle’ by SOFTlab in brooklyn, new york, USA
all images courtesy SOFTlab
image © alan tansey

 

 

 

new york-based creative collective SOFTlab has sent us images of their newest installation piece ‘r&d:azzle’, a pair of plywood structures conceived and produced for the creators project: new york 2011 in brooklyn, new york. completely held together by a system of zip ties, the irregular objects utilize triangulated surfaces to ensure structural stability without the aid of a frame. seeking to actively engage the viewers in the experience, the plywood objects are wrapped in a graphically-arresting skin which visually warps the forms of the pieces. by encouraging the viewers to walk around the structures, the installation is discovered from multiple vantage points within the exhibition space. a series of windows lend views of the interior which features irregular segments that create a inverted kaleidoscopic effect, producing fractured images of both the viewers and the objects’ immediate surroundings. 


installation view
image © alan tansey


image © alan tansey


image © alan tansey


image © alan tansey


(left)
image © alan tansey
(right)
image © james medcraft


image © alan tansey


image © bryan derballa


image © bryan derballa


image © james medcraft


image © james medcraft


image © james medcraft

 

 

project info:

 

 

materials: plywood, tape, zip ties, dichroic acrylic
dimensions: 8′ x 16′ x 8′
design team: michael szivos, elliot white, carrie mcknelly, alex singer-bieder, sean madigan, liz kelsey
installation: rolando lineros, simon kristak, andrew chen, andrew manart, najwa doughman, emily mak
fabrication: flatcut

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

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