Location: New York City, New York
WholeTrees Structures is pleased to collaborate with BRANDT : HAFERD and ARUP on "Mingle", a proposal for the 2018 Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Installation. If selected, WholeTrees will be providing sustainably sourced material, fabrication and installation.
As presented by Brandt and Jerome of BRANDT : HAFERD, Mingle invites the idiosyncratic and instigates collective buildup to complete the design. The structure is thought of through time. Once installed, the bare “post-and-lintels”, held by internal steel joints and made of large, red pine will begin to transform throughout the Holiday calendar. Lights, bows, a piece of cloth, a small offering made from a foil wrap will dress and decorate the trunks. Interactions with the piece will help to shape new rituals and outdoor community performance. This design represents a new level of collaboration with an innovative building industry.