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Hot Pants Smokin’

Jacob Melin, White Arkitekter

Light Design:
Daniel Ljung

Butong team:
Lars Höglund, Jean-Charles Violleau


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Sculpture executed for the biannual Uppsala Lighting Festival.

“This is a lighting festival. But as architects we wanted to explore form and material containing light, rather than focusing on the lighting equipment”, says Jacob Melin. “We wanted to make a mysterious and archaic object, in some ways contrasting to the commercial and mundane part of the city where it stands”.
The 3.5m high sculpture consists of 48 unique frames of thin steel profiles. Each fresh sheet of butong was cut with a knife using the frames as templates. The filled triangles were then welded together into five boxes, lights were installed and finally the boxes were screwed together on site.

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