Led by artist Lawrence Lek, designer Onur Ozkaya and architect Jesse Randzio, the students conceived of the design, and constructed the oversized leaf-like pieces, which hang from their fourth floor roof, themselves. The three twisting sculptures contort their way down the Architectural Association building in Bedford Square. With a restriction lifted on building skyscrapers, the project focuses on London’s inevitable growth, which the students feel will lead inward and skyward.
According to its designer, John Edmark's Helicone is a kinetic sculpture that amplifies "our awareness of the sometimes tenuous relationship between facts and perception.” Inspired by nature and based on the Fibonacci numbers, Helicone packs some pretty unexpected behavior into what appears to be a fairly simple object. Utilizing 38 pieces of excruciatingly precise laser-cut wood, unique internal mechanisms, and a brass tube, Helicone completely transforms at the twist of your hand. #colossa...