SOFTlab近日在费城西部的Pivot Park入口揭幕了他们最新设计的“光谱树林”（Spectral Grove），一个由彩色钢铝条带编织而成的永久户外公共装置。
SOFTlab unveils Spectral Grove, a permanent outdoor public installation of cascading, latticed ribbons of colored aluminum and steel at the entrance of Pivot Park in West Philadelphia.
▼鸟瞰图，aerial view ©Alan Tansey
Through Spectral Grove, SOFTlab aims to recreate the connection between 37th Street, a pedestrian thoroughfare, and busy Market Street by emphasizing the new park situated at their meeting point. The sculpture simultaneously marks the park’s entrance and invites visitors inside with a grove of archways, woven together from intersecting bands of powder-coated aluminum in 28 colors.
▼位于街道转角的雕塑，the sculpture marks the park’s entrance ©Alan Tansey
The installation emphasizes the overlap of function, structure, and the various communities the park and large development will serve and was inspired in part by Leonhard Euler, an 18th century mathematician who pioneered graphic diagrams used to illustrate relationships and commonalities between different groups. Each of Spectral Grove’s six columns is made from a gradient of two similar colors, so that their palettes appear to shift as visitors move around and through them.
▼构成“光谱树林”的六棵“大树”各自拥有两种相似的渐变色彩，each of Spectral Grove’s six columns is made from a gradient of two similar colors ©Alan Tansey
▼装置细部，detailed view ©Alan Tansey
While these gradients give each column a unique identity, their fins intersect in the arches above, producing a cohesive woven canopy of open coffers rendered in different shapes and myriad color combinations. The honeycomb of metalwork simultaneously reveals glimpses of the sky above and interacts with the sun’s movements throughout the day. As light passes through at different angles, various tones are highlighted and its woven pattern is traced in shape-shifting shadows on the ground below.While appearing idiosyncratic, the canopy’s latticing also gives the piece its structural strength, affording essential stiffness and tying each of the columns together.
▼格子状的一体化顶篷，a cohesive woven canopy of open coffers ©Alan Tansey
▼网格状的结构与天空在全天产生互动，he honeycomb of metalwork simultaneously reveals glimpses of the sky above ©Alan Tansey
▼顶篷在地面投下光影，shadows on the ground ©Alan Tansey
Location: 37th Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Size: 12’ x 40’ x 40’
Material: Powder coated aluminum and Steel
Colors: 28 different colors
Park Design: Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects