The Future Cities Lab Pop-Up
This temporary public art installation in San Francisco is by Future Cities Lab, in Hayes Valley at Octavia and Hayes. San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design commissioned it. It includes not only the temporary structure of vertical wooden lattice structures (beacons at night) but a shipping-container gift shop and a coffee bar, alongside a public park that is a weekend destination for basset hounds (among others). The pop-up environment closes on October 15th.
From Future Cities website: TRILUX has been fabricated using a combination of traditional steam-bending techniques with CNC milled and laser cut components. The south faces of Trilux host hundreds of curved spiked shade quills. Visitors to the interior will be able to view the sky through three unique woven oculi. In the evening lights will softly illuminate the interior lattices and the undersides of the quills. (Jason Kelly) Johnson and (Nataly) Gattegno, both teaching architecture at the CCA and UC Berkeley, have previously built a diverse range of installation projects at a variety of scales.