Colossal Cacti, Office Kovacs / Phil Donohue

 

21 × 29,7 cm, 64 p, ills colour, selfcovering, stapled
Published by Art Paper Editions

7 Colossal Cacti. Brought to life during Coachella Festival by architecture studio Office Kovacs & photographer Phil Donahue. The aim was to provide shade and a place to rest or to rendez-vous for festival goers while also providing a backdrop that was reminiscent of a skyline—a skyline of cacti. The play of scale and size, the use of ubiquitous and recognizable shapes, of found objects and playful colors composed in a playful way, are themes that often occur in Office Kovacs’ projects. The mission is to not bring people to architecture, but rather to bring architecture to the people. This attitude runs through everything they design. (Excerpts from an article by Shane Reiner-Roth on Architect.)