Studio KCA: Head In the Clouds

Every year in June, New York City’s Governors Island plays host to FIGMENT, an art and cultural festival that transforms the island a large-scale collaborative artwork. The 2013 edition will feature this winning sculptural entry from Studio Klimoski Chang Architects called “Head In the Clouds.” 

Riffing on the image of daydreaming in the park, designers Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang aim to create a mesmerizing, cloud-like structure made from discarded milk jugs and water bottles. Each bottle will be lightly filled with blue-tinted water to create a cool glow when sunlight hits it.

Just how many containers do they need to make a cloud? Around 53,780. With the help of school children and teachers, the designers hope to accumulate the same amount of bottles as what’s thrown away in New York City every hour. For more information about donating empty bottles, visit the FIGMENT festival’s website

(via the Atlantic)

Images courtesy of Studio KCA

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