LA RIVIERA DE MADERA
LOCATION // Pujada Catedral. Girona, Spain.
CLIENT // City of Girona + Temps de Flors Festival
YEAR // 2011
STATUS // Completed
PROGRAM // Public Art
FUNCTION // Ephemeral Intervention
A wooden crate drops from the sky. A gift spills out onto the cobblestones. The city converses with this dynamic motion of the flow; lowering its resolution as it takes the form of the staircase, suspending it in time.
This ephemeral narrative was processed through various flow simulation programs to investigate the confrontation between human flows and the dynamic motion of the ’gift of flowers.’ Thus refining the installation’s interaction with visitors whilst also interfacing fabrication processes with this analysis, optimising material and reducing waste.
“Seeds & Flowers”
The uncontrollable behaviour of the flow expresses itself through widely scattered localities of LED seeds, developing into flowers sporadically, having no pattern or order in time. The cohabitation of time and behaviour increase the perception of suspended motion, confronting the return of nature’s rights.
1916 pieces of wood, 2000 staples, 900 screws, 10litres of wood glue, 160 flowers, 73 lights
Temps de Flors is an annual floral festival in Girona, Spain celebrating art, design, the city and the new spring season. Throughout the historical Barri Vell neighbourhood, installations fill the streets, alleyways, plazas, monuments and galleries for a seven day celebration.
Each year we are honoured to be invited to the Temps de Flors festival. It is a unique city event which transforms private and public courtyards, streets and squares into ephemeral installations. Together with the city, we select challenging urban sites to explore dynamic interpretations between experimental timber systems and medieval forms. We use the flower as the determinable scale unit to explore modular constructions that adapt on-site.
James Brazil | Pablo Baquero | César Daoud | Aleix Piè Josa | Mònica Bilbao Gassó | Iñaki Garcia Rigo