Daily Archives: March 7, 2008

Second Spaces


Installations composed of repurposed ubiquitous consumer objects achieve strength using weak materials.

Like the PET Wall, the PET Orb is another potential manifestation of the PET-based light curtain, in this case a segmented partial dome. Constructed over temporary formwork, the PET Orb showcases the inherent structural integrity of stacked PET bottles arrayed in a honeycomb pattern and held in place via EVA hot glue. Floor-mounted acrylic mirror panels convey the effect of a completed sphere, inside of which the inhabitant might appear to float. LED lights incorporated within the bottles cause the PET orb to glow from within, and customized controls allow the illumination to softly rise and fall in intensity, as if the orb were alive and breathing.


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