CHARLEEN CHAE
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BEAUX ARTS BALL 2013

environment installation for The Architectural League
New York, NY


/CLIENT Architectural League of New York
/OFFICE SITU STUDIO
/ROLE Freeland Fabricator
/INSTALL 3 days
/MATERIALS Fire-retardant polyethylene sheets, nylon rope, aluminum electrical conduits, assorted hardware

The Beaux Arts Ball is an annual event held by the Architectural League of New York in October. Each year, a different design firm is invited to design the environment and centerpiece installation for the chosen venue. For the 2013 ball, themed “-ISM”, SITU STUDIO created an array of floating tension structures supported by a cable grid that hung off the surrounding mezzanine level of the Armory Hall. The faces of these structures, made from polyethylene sheets typically used for concrete curing, were used as canvases for live video feed and color projections created in collaboration with the Renfro Design Group. 

Fabrication and prototyping was conducted off-site at SITU Fabrication’s warehouse shop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. All materials were then transported to the Armory  on Lexington Ave, to be installed over a period of three days. The fabrication team consisted of four people, with an additional nine people who assisted with installation on-site. 


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Videos and images: SITU STUDIO