Taumascopio

A giant phantom origami kaleidoscope in Brussels. Brussels / Belgium / 2014

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Taumascopio is an art installation designed and realized by parisian architect-artist Mattia Paco Rizzi for the 2014 Kanal playground festival in Brussels, Belgium. The structure is completely covered with mirrors and as a result, offers a complete visual camouflage along the molenbeek’s canal. As its exterior panels fold, the overall massing creates a kaleidoscopic effect that reacts to heat. During the temperature’s evolution throughout the day, the surfaces present an ever-changing reflective effect.


Taumascopio invites us to reflect in poetic vein on public space, like a box of delights that gives us multiple visions and allows us to see the city differently,’ says rizzi. ‘the mosaic of reflections sends our thoughts in new directions and invite us to create new ideas.


 

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    Taumascopio is an art installation designed and realized by parisian architect-artist Mattia Paco Rizzi for the 2014 Kanal playground festival in Brussels, Belgium. The structure is completely covered with mirrors and as a result, offers a complete visual camouflage along the molenbeek’s canal. As its exterior panels fold, the overall massing creates a kaleidoscopic effect that reacts to heat. During the temperature’s evolution throughout the day, the surfaces present an...

    Project details
    • Year 2014
    • Work started in 2014
    • Work finished in 2014
    • Main structure Wood
    • Client Kanal playground festival 2014
    • Contractor Mattia Paco Rizzi
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Urban Furniture / Graphic Design / Leisure Centres / Art Galleries / River and coastal redevelopment
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