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Oculus Pile (2015)

Rendering Visible a Kaleidoscope of Pedestrian and Dance Activity

Knowlton School of Architecture’s rooftop garden includes an oculus that offers an inspirational vantage point to imagine how pedestrian movement within the environment below accumulates and layers to create an invisible thickness. Much as a kaleidoscope uses reflective surfaces to create complex, changing patterns, Oculus Pile seeks to expand the visual rhythms within Knowlton’s environment by choreographing found pedestrian action into a visually unique performance.  

Knowlton School of Architecture design by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

Knowlton rooftop garden design by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates