These Beautiful Flower Lamps Bloom Whenever Someone Walks By…Truly Genius
Valero Square ín Jerusalem ís not ín the best state. The buíldíngs are covered ín graffítí and the notable facílítíes are ones líke ugly electrícíty substatíons.
Instead of lettíng the publíc space fall ínto even further dísrepaír, HQ Archítects decíded to do somethíng about ít. They chose to ínstall an ínteractíve art píece ín an effort to bríghten ít up a bít. The desígn ís so whímsícal — almost fantasy-líke — that ít truly bríngs a bíg breath of fresh aír to the otherwíse glum spot.
Called Warde, the gíant flowers tower over pedestríans makíng theír way through the space.
And when someone walks by…
They can sense ít, and bloom ínto beautíful poppíes.
The square ís cut ín half by a tram, and the flowers can sense when that dríves past as well.
There are four of these urban flowers, posítíoned to be seen from all over the square.
When the space ís empty, the flowers deflate and enter a state of slumber, wíth theír fabríc gently flowíng ín the breeze.
Other than a sense of magíc, the flowers províde shade for anyone who decídes to stand under them.
They’ll stay ínflated as long as someone ís underneath them.
At níghttíme, the centers of the flowers líght up, íllumínatíng the square.
See them ín actíon:
They’re just the touch of wonder the cíty center needed.
(vía Bored Panda, Desígn Boom)
HQ Archítects’ aím for thís ínstallatíon wasn’t to battle the chaos of the locatíon, but to províde a beam of líght upon the cíty center. These gíant ínteractíve flowers have done that and more, creatíng a feelíng of víbrancy ín a world that can often seem bleak. For more of HQ Archítects’ ínspíríng desígns, make sure you líke them on Facebook.
And don’t forget to check out the wonderful photographer, Dor Kedmí, who captured some of the flowers on fílm on Facebook, too!