Remarkable crocheted “urchins” adorned Singapore’s marina bay
Crocheted “urchins” adorned Singapore’s marina bay. 50 people worked for the installation that contrasted with the skyscrapers near-by.
Who said crochet is only for grandparents. Architects form Choi and Shine, a nationally and internationally awarded architecture and design studio, came up with a unique installation that changed the landscape of Singapore’s marina bay.
Fifty people crocheted and two teams assembled and put in place hovering urchins that interact with natural light during the day, and glow when illuminated at night.
The images are breathtaking as the seemingly mysterious urchins attract visitors. Viewers can enter into the urchins only to be surrounded by a single layer of glowing, lacy surface, where they can enjoy the detail and texture of the Urchins and see the city, water and the sky through this visual filter.
And the while they enjoy the cityscape form inside the crocheted urchins, to the outside world, the viewers appear to be glowing, creating the illusion of ethereal levitation. Like this, the visitors themselves become part of this unique art work.
When other viewers see the occupants in the Urchins, the occupants will glow within the lacy room, creating an illusion of ethereal levitation of the occupants, while the occupants become a part of the art work.