giant glowing orb made from 200 pylons by woods bagot
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may 31, 2013
giant glowing orb made from 200 pylons by woods bagot


giant glowing orb made from pylongs – planet: under construction (PUC) by woods bagot
photo by benji williams

 

 

 

 

 

‘planet: under construction’ (PUC) is a giant glowing orb which is composed of a central metal spherical framework in which
200 bright orange traffic cones are strapped by bungee cord, giving the suspended lighting installation its powerful shape.
the sydney studio of international architecture firm woods bagot created the massive hanging work, employing the humble pylons
to symbolize their practice–the ubiquitous objects are a part of our everyday landscape, signposting alteration, creation and flux
in our built environment. ‘PUC’ show as part of vivid sydney (may 24th – june 10th, 2013) – the southern hemisphere’s largest annual festival of light,
and can be found near the corner of george and alfred street under the cahill expressway in the circular quay. its position makes it an
important marker near the point of entrance to the event, standing as a temporary landmark for visitors coming from the train station and the city.

 


 


planet: under construction
photo by benji williams

 

 


constructing ‘PUC’
left to right: guillermo fernandez, danny wehbe, penny crasswell, young lee, mohammed khaled, amanda gore

 

 

 


details of the model and construction

  

 

model prototype
images courtesy of woods bagot

 

 


renderings of ‘PUC? in context
images courtesy of woods bagot

 

 

 

project info:

 

structural engineer: partridge
builder: paul king pty ltd
electrical consultant: medland metropolis
technology integration: mysmartcti
lighting integration: xenian

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