in a warhol-meets-duchamp kind of way, cyril lancelin’s studio town and concrete uses a ‘readymade’ element of pop culture, the pink flamingo inflatable, to create an architectural installation for new york’s pinknic festival. the french artist, whose inflatable structures have traveled from normandy to hangzhou, has worked with one of the most basic and profound forms, the torus (three dimensional, donut-shaped geometric shape) to create a unique, immersive pavilion for contemplation and exploration. the ‘flamingo torus’ invites visitors of the festival to walk around it and look through its ‘windows’, while providing the perfect background, or center piece, for their instagram moments.

cyril lancelin uses pink flamingo inflatables in immersive installation for pinknic festival
elevation of flamingo torus
studio images by town and concrete

 

 

town and concrete uses flamingos as the raw material of this immersive inflatable construction. designed as more than an object to view, the flamingo torus is a place meant to be experienced, where pop culture meets contemporary thinking. ‘using primitive objects as a construction material brings the unexpected in the design,’ explains lancelin.

cyril lancelin uses pink flamingo inflatables in immersive installation for pinknic festival
plan of flamingo torus


axonometric of flamingo torus

cyril lancelin uses pink flamingo inflatables in immersive installation for pinknic festival
close up in context
photo by christopher wangro


aerial sunset view
photo by tiffany wong

cyril lancelin uses pink flamingo inflatables in immersive installation for pinknic festival
general view
photo by christopher wangro


side view
photo by tiffany wong

cyril lancelin uses pink flamingo inflatables in immersive installation for pinknic festival
view of flamingo torus
photo by tiffany wong


photo by christopher wangro

 

 

project info:

 

location: new york city, governors island, pinknic festival

design: cyril lancelin / town and concrete

producer: christopher wangro

client: pinknic festival

manufacturer: landmark

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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