Lawn - 2019 Summer Block Party Installation
National Building Museum
Goal | Create a beautiful, interactive and sustainable temporary landscape that provokes users to rethink the use of familiar materials in the built environment.
Lawn was a vast, sloping green space built on a scaffolding superstructure. Dotted with clusters of communal lounging areas, the installation featured an undulated landscape perfect for rolling, games, refreshments, and expansive views from an observation deck, as well as a lawn-themed soundscape, recordings of prominent American storytellers sharing summertime memories, and an augmented reality game. The Museum partnered with the LAB at Rockwell Group to develop Lawn, and collaborated with Yessian Music to develop the soundscape.
I coordinated the donation and installation of the synthetic turf (roughly $300,000 in value), fabrication of decorative games and other elements, and supported construction, procurement, budgeting, and scheduling for museum staff and contractors, and design consultants.
Learn more on the National Building Museum's exhibition website.
Visitors started in a lounge area next to a mirrored ticket desk that involved images of clouds.
Synthetic turf covers a vast, rolling slope with a 55-foot tall observation deck.
A mirrored "well" was the central feature on the plateau of the Lawn.