THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE.2014  
 
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MONUMENTAL MODERNIST, URBAN WATERFALL SCULPTURE AS A SELF-SUSTAINING GREEN ECOSYSTEM

 

This artwork is an evolving concept which begins with the idea of the Modernist desire to create a garden city in the sky; an oasis built from a set of interlocking concrete polyhedron blocks assembled to reveal a multi-stepped waterfall that will sustain a small ecosystem of plants. The waterfalls overall structural composition would create a staggered, curved, quarter greenhouse with each geometric block containing the infrastructure for internal plumbing, lighting and a monitoring system. The plan is to use the cuboctahedron as the base geometry to allow the blocks to form both dense clusters and to create the opportunity for void spaces within the entire structure. The void spaces will allow natural light to access the organic plant life within the ecosystem and create a sense of transparency and lightness. This cluster and void composition in combination with the monitoring system will be carefully designed to channel or scrip the flow of water through out the sculpture according to the needs of the sculpture as an ecological unit.

 

 

Work in Progress – Supported by the West Australian Department of Culture and the Arts

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DESIGN CONCEPT

 

 

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DESIGN CONCEPT – Visualization

 

 

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DESIGN CONCEPT – Visualization

 

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DESIGN CONCEPT – Visualization

 

 

DESIGN CONCEPT – Visualization

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