As a compliment to the airy, light filled atrium space of HongKong’s premier shopping Center, the Landmark, Ballistic Architecture Machine (BAM) has envisioned a set of eight revolving suspended sculptures. These seemingly lighter-than-air flower structures rotate slowly above the active sounds of the nearby Landmark Café, dancing in a synchronized display. Visitors to the atrium walk under the giant structures, which are constructed similarly to lightweight lanterns, with brightly colored paper ‘petals’ rotating peacefully above the humming din of the mall atrium.
The BAM team designed the flowers based on the radial geometry of flora in x-ray images. Designers then translated the sectional and structural information into computer models which were then cut into a set of 36 radial sections. The sections are then coated on two sides with colors and installed on the rotating core. A total of five sites within the Landmark Mall, including four free-standing versions, showcase the sculptures.
BAM is tremendously excited to deliver this moving installation and believes this work will not only be remarkable for the 2013 season, but also usher in a new era of installation design exploring the exciting realm of kinetic art installations
BAM is a design and art studio based in Beijing, China. With experience directing over 30 projects in 23 cities worldwide, BAM offers clients complete design services delivering the highest possible artistic and cultural value. BAM uses an environmental, planning, landscape, architecture, and art knowledge-base to arrive at synthetic solutions. These synthetic solutions, driven by thinking across multiple disciplines in close collaboration with clients, yield powerfully relevant built works that contribute real value to the places in which we live.