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TRIGGER POINTS | PLASTER MOULDINGS
HEATED WALL SURFACE ELEMENTS FOR SELF-MASSAGE
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PUBLIC HEAT | ARCHITECTURAL INSTALLATION
HEATED FACADE INSTALLATION USING POWERBLANKETS 1/4

INTRODUCTION

PUBLIC HEAT is an installation that shows how public art can be a public service. By installing warm patches  temporarily to the surface of a publicly accessible facade, a public heat source is created, where people can lean, snuggle and warm themselves up during the chilly months of fall and winter in Milwaukee.

The installation shows how architectural surfaces can give more in terms of sensory and spatial experience. The warmth of the facade gives a direct haptic dimension to an exterior wall, and encourages people to come closer and exercise a direct, physical curiosity.

Realized with a grant and volunteer support from IN:SITE Milwaukee, the project is installed on the facade of the Sherman Park Community Association (SPCA), 3526 W. Fond du Lac, Milwaukee Wisconsin, from September 2008 until May 2009.
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FOUND SPACE TILES | CERAMIC TILES
WALL SURFACE ELEMENTS DEFINED BY THE BODY
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URBAN CUSHIONS | DESIGN RESEARCH
USING BODY-DEFINED FORM IN URBAN FURNITURE DESIGN

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