DESIGNER GUILHERME TORRES TO CREATE INSTALLATION FOR DESIGN MIAMI
BRAZILIAN architect and designer Guilherme Torres has been commission by Swarovski Crystal Palace to create an installation for this year’s Design Miami/.
The award-winning architect and designer will create an installation inspired by water conservation and stewardship. The importance of water as a resource in the crystal making process led to the creation of the Swarovski Waterschool in 1999. Currently active in many countries worldwide, the Swarovski Waterschool programme will expand to Brazil in 2014 to teach school-aged children about water conservation.
Torres’ built environment occurs at the intersection of the natural, architectural and mathematical spheres. Inspired by Brazilian mangrove forests and the Voronoi diagram (in which space is divided into a number of cells with corresponding focal points), the structure will mathematically explore the balance between nature and science.
Mangrove forests – mangue in Portuguese – have long been considered emblematic of Brazil’s natural beauty and are essential for protecting coastal environments
Titled Mangue Groove, this experimental architectural installation will be unveiled at Design Miami/, this in Miami Beach, Florida.
Guilherme Torres, architects, said: “Mathematics is part of my creative process and I feel privileged to be working with Swarovski Crystal Palace. This project has allowed me to think outside of the box and explore the combination of crystals, nature and science.”
Images courtesy of Eduardo Banderas G
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