phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale

‘exhale’ by phu hoang office and rachely rotem studio photographer: robin hill

a collaboration between phu hoang office and rachely rotem studio, ‘exhale’ is a work of site-specific ephemeral architecture, designed for the oceanfront pavilion for the art basel design miami 2010. the project was the winning entry in the art basel miami beach and creative time oceanfront competition.

composed of seven miles of reflective and phosphorescent ropes, the 25,000sq. ft pavilion is designed to interact with its visitors and environment. its ropes not only sway with the breeze but also glow in response to certain wind speeds. some sensors are mounted at human height, so simply blowing on the ropes will activate the ultraviolet lights in that section, causing it to glow.

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale ‘exhale’ in place

the effect of this flow of light echoes the phenomenon of bioluminescent algae visible in the ocean nearby. during the design process, hoang and rotem considered both the aesthetic and technical aspects of the site, and arranged for the donation and reuse of the rope, concrete, and steel following the demolition of the pavilion at the close of the exhibition.

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale additional views of ‘exhale’

above all, the space is designed to be used. each night, djs and video and performance artists fill different sections of the pavilion, and day and night hammock clearings provide a space for people to rest and swing within the structure.

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale ‘exhale’ detail

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale during the opening of the pavilion space

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale performer on the night of the opening

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale ‘exhale’ along the beachfront

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale artist rendering of the space

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale floor plan diagram 1. information point 2. hammock clearing 3. rope tower for dj performances 4. floating rope installation 5. bar 6. rope tower for video screening 7. video art screen

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale ‘exhale’ in construction: raising the north tower image courtesy of phu hoang office and rachely rotem studio

phu hoang office + rachely rotem studio: exhale ‘exhale’ in construction: leveling to place foundations image courtesy of phu hoang office and rachely rotem studio

  • trying to get the link to work
    [url=http://www.echelman.com] echelman [/url]

    mary
    Dec 08, 2010
  • you’re right!
    it is an echelman ripoff!

    [url=http://www.echelman.com/]

    mary
    Dec 08, 2010
  • a bit of a ripoff of janet echelman’s work, i’d say.

    http://www.echelman.com/

    josh
    Dec 03, 2010

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