Flatiron Reflection

Internship at Future Expansion

Flatiron Reflection is Future Expansion’s winning entry for the 2017 Flatiron Holiday Installation competition. Inspired by the columnar organization of the Flatiron Building, the proposed installation took the shape of a column fragment at the scale of the public plaza. The fluted perimeter engaged the public with its occupiable niches while a panoramic central space framed many of the iconic skyscrapers near the heart of the historic Flatiron District. A bundle of shimmering tubes, the installation is digitally generated and managed during its design development and fabrication. The installation was on view at the Flatiron North Plaza from November 2017 to New Years Day of 2018.

Location: New York, NY, USA
Program: Public Art Installation
Date: On View from Nov 20, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017
Press: Dezeen, Archdaily, Archpaper, Instagram

Images and drawings courtesy: Future Expansion

situtated at the heart of the historic Flatiron District, Flatiron Reflection is surrounded by iconic skyscrapers and Madison Square Park.

the fluted perimeter creates occupiable niches

the panoramic central viewing space frames the Flatiron Building

reflective surfaces capture the dynamics of the ambient environment

early concept of a column fragment

preliminary formal iterations

parametrically generated geometry

using computation to manage tube schedules

proposed fabrication plan

presentation model + design booklet

design renderings