Turning Pink W | LEONG LEONG

• June 26, 2010

New York City-based architecture firm LEONG LEONG designed a temporary installation – TURNING PINK W in New York’s Chinatown.

The cave-like space is a result of blending four shapes into a topological environment. The walls of the gallery are lined with mirror to transform the spatial figure into a field of reflections.

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Turning Pink W, image courtesy LEONG LEONG

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Turning Pink W, drawing courtesy LEONG LEONG

+ Project description courtesy LEONG LEONG

TURNING PINK W

The temporary installation for the W/ Project Space in New York’s Chinatown completed by LEONG LEONG is the latest in a series of projects that explore the translation of a legible figure into a continuous visual field. From the street, the installation appears as a glowing, enigmatic box, its contents and purpose unknown.

Once inside all reference to the boundaries of the gallery are obscured by a five-sided figure made of rigid building insulation. The cave-like space is a result of blending four shapes into a topological environment. The walls of the gallery are lined with mirror to transform the spatial figure into a field of reflections. All material used in the installation will be recycled in the construction of an artist residence in New Jersey designed by LEONG LEONG.

The installation is sponsored by 3.1 Phillip Lim and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

+ About LEONG LEONG

LEONG LEONG is an architecture firm based in New York City founded by brothers Dominic and Chris Leong. Their work includes the highly publicized 3.1 Phillip Lim stores in Seoul and Los Angeles, the renovation of the 3.1 Phillip Lim flagship in New York, and the Opening Ceremony boutique at the Ace Hotel in New York. Most recently LEONG LEONG was selected as a winner of the New Practices 2010 Competition by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This award recognizes the new generation of emerging architects in New York City.

+ For more information please visit www.leong-leong.com + www.withnyc.org

+ All images courtesy of LEONG LEONG

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