architecture and design firm brut deluxe has created a temporary light installation in madrid that measures 210 meters in length. the work, titled ‘stellar’, is a site-specific design that spans along calle alcala, between puerta de alcalá, a noted neo-classical monument, and plaza de cibeles. the installation — photographed here by imagen subliminal — comprises a blue-colored sequence of lines that zigzag above the street, creating what the design team calls an ‘artificial sky’.

brut deluxe stellar light installation
all images by imagen subliminal (miguel de guzmán + rocio romero)

 

 

brut deluxe has designed the installation to align with both the constellations above and the constant stream of traffic below. the work was realized with the help of a 6 kilometer-long blue rope light, which is suspended on 5mm stainless steel cables. in total, 7,680 LED light bulbs have been used. ‘the spectator is immersed in an artificial atmosphere resembling the constant spin of the stars in zero gravity,’ explains the design team.

brut deluxe stellar light installation
the site-specific design spans along madrid’s calle alcala

brut deluxe stellar light installation
the light installation measures 210 meters in length

brut deluxe stellar light installation
the installation comprises a blue-colored sequence of lines that zigzag above the street

brut deluxe stellar light installation
the installation aligns with both the constellations above and the stream of traffic below

brut deluxe stellar light installation
the work was realized with the help of a 6 kilometer-long blue rope light

brut deluxe stellar light installation
in total, 7,680 LED light bulbs have been used

 

 

project info:

 

design: ben busche / brut deluxe
team: jesús francisco rodríguez pedrosa, elisa luda
client: city council madrid
constructor: ximenez SA
area: calle alcala, 210 m length, 16.5kw
photography and video: miguel de guzmán / rocío romero
status: temporary/ built

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