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Ziggy Installation / Hou de Sousa

Ziggy Installation / Hou de Sousa

© Hou de Sousa © Hou de Sousa © Hou de Sousa © Cameron Blaylock + 22

New York, United States
  • Architects: Hou de Sousa
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 450.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019
  • Photographs Photographs: Cameron Blaylock, Hou de Sousa
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Chaos Group, McNeel, Onforu, Paracord
  • Lead Architects: Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa
  • Design Team: Laura-India Garinois
  • Steel Fabrication: A05 Studio (Conor Coghlan and Brian Chu)
  • Engineering: Schlaich Bergermann Partner (Powell Draper, Dan Bergsagel) Ted Segal
  • Clients: Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Van Alen Institute
  • Materials: Rebar, Paracord, Zip Ties, Exterior UV LED Flood Lights
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© Cameron Blaylock
© Cameron Blaylock

Text description provided by the architects. Ziggy celebrates the holiday season with vibrant hues and playful gestures. Located between Broadway, 5th Ave and 23rd Street, the project softly ricochets between the narrow bounds of its triangular site, effectively echoing the urban and architectural context while establishing a broad structural footprint.

© Hou de Sousa
© Hou de Sousa
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© Hou de Sousa
© Hou de Sousa

A collection of apertures and thresholds frame views of the Flatiron District’s many attractions and landmarks while also welcoming visitors and allowing for a steady stream of locals to pass by unimpeded.

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For those seeking a moment of respite, the design is accentuated by several “gateways” which have been upended to serve as benches.

© Hou de Sousa
© Hou de Sousa

The thin linear elements that define Ziggy’s porous composition are lightweight, visually transparent and impervious to wind. As one encounters the piece, its 27,000 feet of iridescent cord visually converges and dynamically filters the surrounding context with shifting patterns, color and light. Ziggy is a kaleidoscopic beacon for the people of New York.

© Cameron Blaylock
© Cameron Blaylock

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Address: Flatiron Public Plaza, 27 W 24th St Suite 800B, New York, NY 10010, United States

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Cite: "Ziggy Installation / Hou de Sousa" 12 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/929993/ziggy-installation-hou-de-sousa/> ISSN 0719-8884

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