every once in awhile, something over the top that doesn’t worry about all those already asked questions gets designed and done anyway.
if there were more of this in and amongst us, we would all be a lot lighter and maybe even smile more.
I do like this from the point of view of a passer by. The light at different times of the day provides for a changing spectacle. But what if you live inside? The green glass obviously washes the interiors with a green shade. It’s like living next to an acid factory.
Unsafe? I doubt it is any more unsafe than a curtain wall of glass. The only unsafe aspect is the heaved sidewalk in front of the building that someone may trip over while marveling at the spheres. Impractical? Architecture does not need to be practical.
View blocking? Did you see the view? roof tops and bill boards, though I do like the juxtaposition of the tufted thighs on one of the bill boards with the spheres. What about all those “cool” buildings with slatted window screens that are so ubiquitous?
Relax and enjoy it and let the owners decide if it is unsafe or impractical.
This is really beautiful! A very creative solution to evolve into all parts of the house. I don’t see any problem for it being the lighting fitting interior-wise, but I could imagine that is a disaster if one ball accidentally breaks and replacement is impossible.
I cant get the movie “The rock” out of my head when i see this image. it looks identical the the deadly nerve gas strings that Nicholas Cage defuses at the end of the movie. Interesting aesthetic but It raises many concerns about practicality
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