Torqueing Spheres in New York Create Unique Spaces to Explore

By: Amelia Roblin - Mar 24, 2015
References: ikstudio & archinect
As part of the Folly Competition, the project entitled Torqueing Spheres makes for a fascinating abstract installation. This annual event gives up-and-coming architects and designers the opportunity to create wonderfully imaginative structures that will become temporary pavilions in the Socrates Sculpture Park of Long Island, New York.

The 2015 winner was Ibañez Kim Studio with a unique arrangement of manipulated globe-like masses, aligned along a discernible axis. A series of rounded shelters are formed, providing nooks for exploration and spaces of partial privacy for visitors. The contorted and incomplete geometric shapes of this abstract installation provoke some striking spacial consideration by all who engage with this interactive setup––whether they're looking around it with curiosity, curling up in it with a book, or catching up with a friend for an intimate chat within the domed walls.