An inventive envelope uses ropes to create a light, translucent and delicate container for semi-outdoor art installations

To be constructed under the High Line, this temporary outdoor exhibition pavilion would serve as an extension of the art galleries in the neighborhood.

The framework is an orthogonal grid of 12 x 12 timbers to which a sub-frame of steel pipes is secured. Walls and ceiling are parametrically arranged rope screens tied to the steel pipes in basic sailing knots: anchor and double half hitch. Screen openings are formed by tying and pulling apart ropes.

While providing an exhibits environment, glimpses of the activities within can be seen through the diaphanous rope screen. At night, the interior lighting transforms the enclosure into a woven lantern.

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