George King Architects have completed an installation for the 2015 Detroit Design Festival made from over three miles of glowing UV string.
Situated in an underpass along the Dequindre Cut, a former railroad which has been converted to a walking path and greenway, Lasermaze is suspended from an industrial structure of steel scaffolding and chains. The three miles of string was carefully threaded through the structure over the course of a week, secured with over 3000 hand tied knots.
George King Architects are very excited to announce that our submission to the Detroit Design Festival’s public design competition has been selected for the 2015 program. The competition called for large scale outdoor installations centered around the theme of play.
Our winning proposal, Lasermaze, is formed from three miles of wool carefully wrapped around a 6m x 6m scaffolding grid to form a maze. The wool is dyed with UV ink and at night the entire structure will be lit with UV lights which will give the walls of the maze and an ethereal, semi-transparent nature. Lasermaze was the only international installation selected from over 50 entries to the competition. If you would like to come play with us in our maze the Detroit Design Festival 2015 runs from September 22 – 26. For more details please visit detroitdesignfestival.com