Project Type: Landscape Architecture, Public Art, Idea Competition
Size: Varies by specific installation
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
The Pink Sink is a proposal to convert the lost space of a long and narrow highway median into a space for carbon sequestration and environmental public art. The primary design goal, "the SINK", is to remove carbon dioxide from the air near the highway. The secondary design goal, "the PINK", marks the space of the carbon sink median by painting the curbs, and installing pink light posts that make environmental data visible to the public. Carbon is removed from the atmosphere through planting and soil amelioration strategies: 1) the mix of plants are selected for the most eective carbon storage pathways year-round and 2) biological charcoal (aka biochar) is added to the soil as an amendment to increase carbon storage in the ground. These strategies are based on how plants take in carbon dioxide and use it for photosynthesis and how plant communities, together with soils, eectively store carbon. The planting strategy is informed by Great Plains Prairie and Boreal Conifer Forest functions but does not exactly replicate those ecosystems. Instead, it is a hybrid "Piney Grassland" constructed for success in the urban realm and to take advantage of the best carbon storage mechanisms of both ecosystem types. The curbs around the median are painted bright pink to clearly mark the site with a bold line. Pink light posts create a landmark and provide data that teaches the public about how much carbon is sequestered onsite.
A public art competition proposal, Prospect Refuge creates an interactive sculpture and plaza in the heart of the city.
Harbor Point Bridge
Invited Proposal, Public Art
For the Harbor Point Bridge Concept designs, we imagined several concepts for an integrated artistic bridge wall.
Flow and Glow
Project Type: Public Art Installation, Interactive Art, Digital Media
Flow and Glow is an interactive art installation inspired by the geology of Texas Hill Country springs. Designed and installed to mimic large boulders in the headwaters of Central Texas rivers, the installation glows from underneath. The glow is activated by flows of people. As crowds stream around and through the installation, the glow of the boulder sculptures changes colors.
PROJECT TYPE: Public Art Proposal
A night-time spectacle, Moon Mist is a light and water sculpture in the form of a crescent moon.