The AIA Viewfinder Encourages Pedestrians to Observe the Urban Setting

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Sep 23, 2013 • References: studioht & archinect
Metropolises are built up quickly to serve a high density of different activities, and the concentrated chaos is constantly navigated by urbanites on efficient missions. The AIA Viewfinder promotes a different sort of city experience that requires one to stop and absorb his surroundings. It is a collection of lenses that frame small scenes within a big and busy place.

Studio H:T Architecture won a competition to design this public sculpture for downtown Denver. The installation has been manufactured with a sturdy steel core and an abstract body of plywood. The latter material has been punctured with several holes of various sizes and angles that invite passers-by to peer through them. The AIA Viewfinder asks you to narrow your focus so that you might better appreciate the subtler features of the city. Stats for City-Framing Sculptures Trending: Older & Chilly
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