Revelatory Landscapes

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Stadtlounge, Switzerland
http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Sankt%20Gallen/Stadtlounge
Artist Pipilotti Rist in collaboration with Architect Carlos Martinez, 2005

This piece of public art intervenes in a pedestrianized area within the street environment revealing how pedestrians interact differently and perceive their environment in a unique and unaccustomed manner.

 

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Rolling Bridge, London                                                  http://www.toxel.com/tech/2008/09/21/incredible-rolling-bridge-in-london/                            Heatherwick Studio, 2004

This opening bridge reveals motion as it transforms from a conventional, straight bridge, into a circular sculpture: an object that usually stays static within the landscape.

 

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Aurland Lookout, Norway

http://inhabitat.com/amazing-architecture-pavilions-showcase-norways-magnificent-landscape/rchitecture-pavilions-showcase-norway/

Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen, 2002

 

As dramatic as the this bridge emerges into space, it creates an interaction between a man made structure and nature. And, in as sense it reveals a distinct horizon: a bridge inside in the open room of mother nature nature.

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1 comment
  1. 5 – yes by consolidating the ground into one color human behavior becomes visible.
    5 – materializing/revealing that which is ephemeral or in motion
    3 – nice try but “revealing a distinct horizon…” is vague; look more closely at the design of the bridge, which is essentially edge-less, not unlike the surrounding landscape.

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