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Friday, October 09, 2009

Umbrella Installation - University of Talca

This project by students at the University of Talca has a great simplicity and whimsical nature through the transformation of a vernacular object into a larger collective and mutated program. The installation defines the plazas and performance spaces without an intervention at the pedestrian level and gives the plazas an enclosed space without restricting exposure to light and air. I think it's a great idea and I wish the PS1 court installations were lighter like this one is, instead of mossy and furry blobs.

A lot of the comments on the ArchDaily site talk about the students copying other people's ideas of umbrella installations. I have said it before, there are no new original concepts architecture - the same principles have been in use for thousands of years, just with different skins. So be careful what you claim.

via A+U and images via ArchDaily.


  1. It looks very, very nice! Modern but... and I don't know why, also a bit ethnic...maybe because of the color?

  2. Wow. That's really cool. I love the concept behind it and the color is just stunning.

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