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  • Spiral River

    Spiral River
    new york NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    SPACECUTTER: The Spiral River is an urban manifestation of a natural stream. It provides play features at varying heights while also allowing for imaginative free play. The river bed is lined with smooth stones that can be structured to create mounds & valleys to manipulate the downhill flow of water; while the yellow loop provides a circuit for chase games. Towards the center of the spiral is the toddler’s area, with a clear perimeter to contain young children. The pebble pond provides a super-expansive area for free play exploring flow, dams, gravity & digging. Submission for Seger Park competition in Philadelphia.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    SPACECUTTER: Nature & physics.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    SPACECUTTER: Listening to In C (Terry Riley), The Cusp of Magic (Kronos Quartet & Wu Man) & My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Kanye West). Reading DETAIL magazine (construction), Richardson magazine (sex) & Monocle magazine (culture). I read lots of images online.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    SPACECUTTER: American Design Club (product design), Lotus (automobiles), Dunderdon (apparel), Herzog & de Meuron (space)

    Additional credits and links:
    Team: Alex Gil, Ali Santoso, Hydro Dramatics
    Stream photo credit: Inajeep via Wikipedia

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