October 8, 2017

Reddymade Architecture Fills Prospect Park With 7,000 Pinwheels

One architect.

3,000 drawings.

7,000 pinwheels. 

Three shades of yellow.

10 days.

Reddymade Architecture & Design founder Suchi Reddy‘s concept for The Connective Project,
a pro bono effort commissioned by the Prospect Park Alliance and the creative agency Area4 for the park’s 150th anniversary, appears in an early computer rendering. Photography courtesy of Reddymade Architecture & Design.
Workshops invited children to draw on the pinwheels, then add them. Photography by Amanda Gentile.
A drawing of the installation. Image courtesy of Reddymade Architecture & Design.

A drawing of one of the pinwheels. Image courtesy of Reddymade Architecture & Design.
Community members submitted artworks to be digitally printed on the pinwheels, made of a stone-dust composite. Photography by Amanda Gentile.
The installation was parametrically mapped to encircle three empty pools in the rose garden of the park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Photography by Evan Joseph. 
Adirondack chairs were donated by Paul Smith’s College, located in upstate Adirondack Park. Photography by Amanda Gentile.
Stainless-steel tubes, drilled into the ground, supported the pinwheels. Photography by Amanda Gentile.
The installation eventually filled an acre. Photography courtesy of The Connective Project.

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