ID
N3H-430-792

Ice Lantern - 2017

From Warming Huts at The Forks

Team: Lisa Tondino, Alexandra Bolen, Mathew Rodrigues & Drew Klassen, from Nova Scotia, Canada. ---- Ice Lantern is an elemental design based on the archetype of the primitive hut. It is comprised of two main parts: a lantern hovers lightly above the snow, its white glow beckoning skaters, skiers, bikers and pedestrians to warmth; and an iglu snow-mound structure holds the lantern in place, owing to the weight of the snow and ice. The snow-mound also functions as a gathering space, a naturally insulated dugout with built wood-bench seats. A sliver-sized break between snow and sky frames the horizon for hut visitors. Open ventilation at the top of the lantern invites users to gaze up to the stars and clouds. Soft light is cast upward as well as out against the nylon fabric, animating Platonic shadows that allow the observer to contemplate universals which cannot be perceived directly.

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Title

Ice Lantern - 2017


ArtMoi ID

N3H-430-792


Artist

Warming Huts at The Forks


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Team: Lisa Tondino, Alexandra Bolen, Mathew Rodrigues & Drew Klassen, from Nova Scotia, Canada. ---- Ice Lantern is an elemental design based on the archetype of the primitive hut. It is comprised of two main parts: a lantern hovers lightly above the snow, its white glow beckoning skaters, skiers, bikers and pedestrians to warmth; and an iglu snow-mound structure holds the lantern in place, owing to the weight of the snow and ice. The snow-mound also functions as a gathering space, a naturally insulated dugout with built wood-bench seats. A sliver-sized break between snow and sky frames the horizon for hut visitors. Open ventilation at the top of the lantern invites users to gaze up to the stars and clouds. Soft light is cast upward as well as out against the nylon fabric, animating Platonic shadows that allow the observer to contemplate universals which cannot be perceived directly.