Happy

Winner of the 2018 Flatiron Public Plaza Design Competition New York / United States / 2018

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Happy is both a figure and a place. A series of softly shaped and richly colored screens drape down from an open frame to inscribe a more intimate collective space and provide an analog filter to see the city in a different light. In our otherwise bleak social and political context, this architectural installation aspires to carve a small yet more positive urban space - it seeks to offers a warm embrace during the cold winter months.


Softly swaying in the breeze, its overlaps and overlays continuously interplay with light, inviting passerby to bask in its rich saturated glow. It emotes and evokes what we all wish to be. This Happy installation is a simple devise to make you stop, wonder, and most importantly, smile.


Happy will be on view from November 19, 2018 through January 1, 2019 at the Flatiron North Public Plaza, located at the intersection of Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street.

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    Happy is both a figure and a place. A series of softly shaped and richly colored screens drape down from an open frame to inscribe a more intimate collective space and provide an analog filter to see the city in a different light. In our otherwise bleak social and political context, this architectural installation aspires to carve a small yet more positive urban space - it seeks to offers a warm embrace during the cold winter months. Softly swaying in the breeze, its overlaps and overlays...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Client Van Alen Institute/Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Exhibitions /Installations
    • Websitehttp://www.studiocadena.com/happy
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