Photography by Zachary Tyler Newtown              
OCULI, public art installation on Governors Island      

© A+M with Maria Park, Cornell ART
Christopher Earls, Cornell CEE
Scott Hughes, Silman, Cornell AAP NYC

architecture, landscape, design

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  The field of elevated oculi, made from 40-year-old metal grain bins procured from a farm in Delphos, Ohio, frames unobstructed view of the sky while tracking the path of the sun with a range of shadow patterns. The interior walls are painted with colors of the daytime sky, inviting viewers to wander below the structure to find a moment when the color of the paint and of the sky become one.  

Oculi is a winning project of the annual City of
Dreams competition, hosted by FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) on Governors Island in NYC.

Construction:
Glenn Miller, Miller-Tilling
Ben Malone, Miller-Tilling
Bill Haines, Haines Construction
Cornell University student assistants:
Curtis Ho, Kate Huffman, Eric Lee,
Libby Rosa, Anna Warfield, Emma Boudreau,
Sarah Bujnowski, Isabel Branas, Vaharan Elavia,
Ami Kurosaki, Jason Lin, Xiaoxue Ma,
Hafsa Muhammad, Sasson Rafailov, Jiacheng Xu
         

 

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