Transformit | Gorham, Maine
“Aqua Vibrant” is an 85-foot by 15-foot fabric sculpture installed in the Academic Commons, a lounge that connects two classroom buildings at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, N. H. The hand-painted graphics and transparent quality of the mesh celebrates and takes inspiration from nearby Lake Winnipesaukee and the rivers and streams of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.
The ShowTex fabric is durable and fire-retardant to meet architectural standards; the aluminum framework has custom-machined joinery to provide lasting integrity to the installation’s form. Regular cleaning is easily accomplished by blowing dust off the sculpture and, if necessary, the fabric is washable. More information is available at www.transformit.com.
Stereobot Inc.| Los Angeles, Calif.
The Loop is a temporary outdoor public space located on a 7,700-square-foot site in downtown Long Beach. The project is a social gathering space that gives residents, visitors and workers a place to relax, socialize, attend musical performances and enjoy the outdoors. Using low-impact building practices, the design and execution process minimized material use and reduced building waste to a nominal percentage.
The textiles used were Trapeze® Plus from Dazian LLC. The dye-sublimation process used solvent-free, environmentally friendly inks and created a finished project with vibrant colors and photo-clear definition. All project components are 100 percent reusable and/or recyclable. More information is available at www.stereobot.com.