choi shine architects

Choi+Shine Architects, “The Urchins,”

2017 iLight Marina Bay Festival, Singapore.

The Urchins were created in response to the festivals theme of biomimicry and sustainability.

The Urchins are composed of 20 white hand crocheted segmented panels, which are joined to a series of metal ribs at ground level at the site, and later fastened to a top and bottom ring once suspended. Each Urchin is about 56 feet (17m), and weighs about 220 pounds (100 kg).

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“The Land of Giants” [Iceland - Competition]
by Choi + Shine Architects

“Like the statues of Easter Island, it is envisioned that these one hundred and fifty foot tall, modern caryatids will take on a quiet authority, belonging to their landscape yet serving the people, silently transporting electricity across all terrain, day and night, sunshine or snow.”