FLATLAND

Art Installation, 2011

Flatland is an installation that forms a canopy over the south balconies of Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design. Designed by Casey Hughes and developed in collaboration with Hiroshi Jacobs, the concept was developed for a design competition initiated by the Harvard Graduate School of Design Student Forum and Building Services. Flatland is made up of 10,000 feet of custom-made 1/8-inch-diameter red and blue bungee cord, fixed in place by more than 1,000 hardware connections. Sixty individual lines emerge from the entrance of Gund Hall on Cambridge Street and traverse the south façade of the building, suggesting two continuous doubly ruled hyperbolic paraboloid surfaces. The design began with the interest of developing a lightweight system that is economical and durable while having a large spatial impact.

Collaboration with Casey Hughes

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