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Thomas Leeser "Hong Kong Art Pavilion" 2013 / Daytime

Thomas Leeser "Hong Kong Art Pavilion" 2013 / Daytime

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24” x 32.5"
Edition of 10

The design response for the West Kowloon Arts Pavilion is iconic both in its form and its use of innovative technology. Referencing the late 1960’s art & architecture collective Haus-Rucker-Co whose projects explored the perceptions of space, the Artsphere expands the visitors’ minds similarly to the artwork it houses.

Its radical, contradictory form of soft pillows and sharp, pre fabricated structural spikes features a helioscopic print of film which when activated channels solar energy back in to Artsphere’s primary power source.

The translucent envelope visually and audibly connects to the surrounding environment as the tips of each of the façade’s spikes house LEDs, loudspeakers and mist jets which produce a vibrant audio visual display and a new semi permanent canvas for public artists.

Thomas Leeser is internationally known for his iconic architectural designs at all scales. As principal of his own firm for the past twenty five years, his passion for the fusion of emerging technologies and architecture has driven many of the firm’s award winning designs. Thomas’s commitment to architecture extends beyond practicing in the field. For the past twenty five years he has been an architecture professor at nine different universities. He is currently teaching at Cornell University and Pratt Institute. In his teaching and professional work, Thomas explores his commitment to innovation and the advancement of the field of architecture. Thomas specializes in museums, theaters, broadcast and educational facilities.

LEESER Architecture is an internationally acclaimed studio, known as a pioneer in design that specializes in the inclusion of new media and digital technologies in architecture.

As the winner of numerous awards including the internationally acclaimed Red Dot Design Award 2013 and New York City’s 2011 and 2010 Public Design Commission Award, LEESER Architecture is internationally sought after for its reputation of creating innovative, cutting-edge architectural design solutions.


"Hong Kong Art Pavilion" 2013 / Evening

"Hong Kong Art Pavilion" 2013

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