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behin ha weaves temporary installation with orange fabric ribbons at hangzhou complex

breathable public installation by Behin Ha

 

Behin Ha has recently unveiled Circle and Square, a new mesh fabric installation in a vibrant orange hue. The public artwork is currently on display at a recently constructed mixed-use development in Hangzhou, China, commissioned for the opening of the complex and set to remain until June 2024. Drawing inspiration from Behin Ha’s prior works, such as Coshocton Ray Trace in Ohio and Together Apart in Denmark, this project features 426 coated mesh fabric ribbons stretched between the building’s roofline and the ground. These ribbons are anchored in circular arrays, shaping two distinct outdoor spaces. The installation’s bright orange color captures the attention of passersby, encouraging them to engage with the artwork and explore what’s inside the ribbons.

behin ha weaves temporary installation with orange mesh fabric ribbons at hangzhou complex
all images by StudioSZ Photo / Justin Szeremeta

 

 

Circle and Square Explores the Interplay of Art and Architecture

 

Collaborating with Vantaly, a Chinese art consultancy, Behin Ha ensured the local sourcing of materials and efficient construction management for the installation. Circle and Square represents an exploration of the interplay between art and architecture in public spaces, providing a unique and temporary addition to the cultural landscape of the new development in Hangzhou. The combination of linear top anchor positions and a curved ground anchor pattern creates a visually intricate display characterized by varying degrees of overlap, density, and transparency. Visitors of all ages are welcome to step into the circular spaces, where they can either rest individually on the ground for contemplation or come together in larger groups to interact with each other.

behin ha weaves temporary installation with orange mesh fabric ribbons at hangzhou complex

behin ha weaves temporary installation with orange mesh fabric ribbons at hangzhou complex
426 coated mesh fabric ribbons suspended between the building’s roofline and the ground

behin ha weaves temporary installation with orange mesh fabric ribbons at hangzhou complex

behin ha weaves temporary installation with orange mesh fabric ribbons at hangzhou complex
the ribbons are anchored to the ground in circular arrays, creating two distinct outdoor spaces

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the installation’s bright orange color catches passers-by’s look

behin ha weaves temporary installation with orange fabric ribbons at hangzhou complex

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an intricate display characterized by varying degrees of overlap, density, and transparency

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project info:

 

name: Circle and Square

architects: Behin Ha | @behinhadesign
design team: Behrang Behin and Ann Ha

art consultant: Vantaly

completion year: 2023
gross built area: 770 sqm / 8300 sq ft
location: Hangzhou, China

client/development name: Hangzhou Chengbei the Mixc

photo and video credits: StudioSZ Photo / Justin Szeremeta

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