Tendril Formations

In May, Florencia Pita realized a site-specific installation in the Southern California Institute of Architecture Gallery in Los Angeles. Pulse: Tendril Formations presented a complex structure, formulated through mathematical computation, where the proliferation of layers of single curvature gave form to a unified, self-supporting architecture. Color and material were manipulated to produce spatial effects, and the gallery was transformed into an entirely pink landscape with winding walls made of 300 CNC laser-cut sheets of thin plastic.

3ftgthy.jpgFlorencia Pita‘s installation, inspired by the late 19th century nature photographs of Karl Blossfeldt and by the fabric structures of fashion designer Junya Watanabe, investigated notions of color and form as performative elements that embed spaces with mood and atmosphere. Her mannerist use of digital technology produced a very interesting environment, where ornamentation is realized through structure and volume without infrastructure.

Via architettura supereva. Interview of the architect.