With the goal to draw visual interest and enliven the site to attract pedestrians into this underutilized public space, a single unit that is replicated at various scales through the site is proposed. These units are shaped and colored to produce a distinct contrast to its wintery earth-tone gridded surroundings. Through vibrant color and the uncanny arrangement and geometry of the pieces, the project seeks to offset and introduce a different scale of color and in habitation to the space. In addition, each unit contains one reflective panel positioned adjacent to the ground to fold the surrounding plaza into its own geometry. This mechanism simultaneously integrates the existing plaza directly into the otherwise abstruse geometry while also providing a strange reflection of the pedestrian into the piece itself.
The interior of the structures contains an elaborate pattern of electroluminescent tape. This inner pattern is visually accessible by peering through the open seams in the structures, thus drawing the pedestrian's gaze to the interior of the objects. The effect is to create a sense of interiority that conveys a visual warmth and engages the pedestrian to stop and interact with the structures, despite the colder temperatures.