Parking Day Installation / Display Wall. San Francisco, CA.
Wind, breeze and human activities predominate San Francisco’s urban ecologies. The urban tissue blocks and funnels the pure and strong Pacific wind throughout the city. As urban activities take place at ground level, the fog and breeze take over the city’s high rise. When sun is shining, San Franciscans celebrate its presence by taking over available public space.
The main inspiration was taken from the romantics of the relationship between the urban metropolis and the beach. The installation named ‘Day on The Beach’ is the manifestation the symbiotic relationship between water, sand and landscape; and how they inform each other’s form and physical state.
The interpretation begins with water, air and the manifestation of earth’s forces. The wind emerges from the ocean, creating waves on the shore, which emits a cool breeze on the beach. Sea foam is produced as a consequence of water’s constant contact with the shore. The air that comes through the beach strokes the sand and leaves its wavy imprint. Sand becomes the visual representation of wind patterns in which we like to engage and lay on. It is also the host for ecologies to grow. All together, they become a perpetual cycle of motion in which we based our parking day installation design on.
Our installation focuses on creating an enclosure inspired by sand wrinkles which will become a threshold between the street and the sidewalk. It will host human activity, such as seating, people watching and play. This segmented wave sits on carpet strips which represent the plants growing on the wavy sandy terrain.
Where the wave meets the sky, bubbles will emerge from the wall. The bubbles are the interpretation of the sea foam, which will fly away from the installation to reach the surrounding areas becoming a catalyst for play.