lumenscape

Commissioned by City of Los Angeles 

Lumenscape is a large-scale art installation located at the Solair Building above the Wilshire & Western Rail Station in Los Angeles. An undulating environment of shifting light, the piece activates the entry wall at the top of the public stairway and serves as a luminous gateway in relation to the underground subway and the intense speed of the nearby traffic intersection.

The project explores the potential of haptic sensations within the normally reserved public space by offering textural surfaces and scales that provoke visual and tactile exploration. This installation creates a sophisticated animation for the new transit-oriented KOAR development project, which combines the Metro station entryway, retail shops, and residential units. The materials included recycled acrylic and aluminum, and the softly changing lights are low-energy LED fixtures.