Daedalus Structural Engineering
Sculpt | Stockholder Frieze

"LIKE WATER IF POND AS LILY”

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital | San Francisco, CA

Medium | composite fiberglass with structural steel substructure

Sculptures introduce hospital visitors to bold shapes and colorful light. The six different elements: two outdoor sculptures, art glass panels, a frieze, a sculpture, and a ceiling pattern in the lobby. "The layers presented by the work are both physical and visual, shifting in relation to each other as people move around them."

Artist | Jessica Stockholder
Fabricator | William Kreysler Associates
Engineering |  Collaboration with Jordan Composites

 

Sculpt | Artistic Retreat Stair

CUSTOM STEEL PLATE STAIR

Medium |  steel and wood

This sculpted stair is supported by 1/2 inch thick steel plate integral handrail/stringers that are fabricated using water jet technology based on meticulously detailed and structural engineering the artistic design. Plate stringers/handrails support thin 3" thick profile open riser steps and landings.

Architect | Verner Architects
Artist | Adam Feibelman

 

 

Sculpt | Fulton Park

KINETIC WIND SCULPTURE

Fulton Park | San Francisco, CA

Medium | stainless steel

One of many kinetic sculptures  by Mr. Ohtake permanently installed throughout northern California.  Each sculpture is a one-of-a-kind piece of mobile art. Next and largest in the collection currently in fabrication is scheduled for installation this year at the new 4th & Brannon Muni platform

Owner | San Francisco Parks and Recreation
Artist and Fabricator | Moto Ohtake

Sculpt | Stockholder Sculpture

"LIKE WATER IF POND AS LILY”

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital | San Francisco, CA

Medium | composite fiberglass with structural steel substructure

Sculptures introduce hospital visitors to bold shapes and colorful light as they walk in. The six different elements; two outdoor sculptures, art glass panels, a frieze, a sculpture, and a ceiling pattern in the lobby. "The layers presented by the work are both physical and visual, shifting in relation to each other as people move around them."

Artist | Jessica Stockholder
Fabricator | William Kreysler Associates
Engineering |  Collaboration with Jordan Composites

 

Sculpt | Border Crossing

"BORDER CROSSERS”

San Jose City Hall | San Jose, CA

Medium | Nylon reinforced fabric

Border Crossers  made a first appearance in front of San Jose city hall, as part of a temporary installation during Super Bowl Week celebrations in 2016.

The larger version of Border Crossers comprise a series of lightweight inflatable robotic sculptures that poetically explore the notion of borders and boundary conditions. The inflatable sculptures rise up to several stories high and extend across a given threshold. Their choreographed performance, originating on both sides of the border, would stage a symbolic connection. The project treats the border as a physical condition that can be temporarily transcended by technological proxies. It offers a critique of militarized geopolitical borders, and a metaphorical suspension of those borders in the form of temporary arches.  More here at border-crossers.

Artist | Chico MacMurtrie

Sculpt | Mercado

MISSION COMMUNITY MARKET

Bartlett Street | San Francisco, CA

Medium | structural steel and wood

The sculpted canopies of these six pavilions are part of a larger plan for Mercado Plaza, which is the result of a community vision to transform a derelict, dangerous street in the Mission District into a beautiful, safe and much needed public space for activities that support family health, promote small businesses and bring diverse communities together.

The design dramatically improves public safety through the addition of new streetlights and traffic calming elements. Highlights include wider sidewalks, new trees and gardens, unique paving, movable seating, and venues for murals and local art. Temporary and flexible elements like vendor stalls, parasols and street furniture support both local entrepreneurs and cultural programs.

Owner | San Francisco Planning Department in partnership with Mission Community Market
Architect | Gehl Studios

Sculpt | Treehouse

THE TREEHOUSE

The Treehouse is an art piece floating in the foliage of an expansive yard of a Woodside home. The clients were looking to create a structure that was equally elegant and functional - suitable for yoga and meditation, but also for their children’s summer sleepovers.

The Treehouse is suspended between two fourty foot oak trees in the back of the property. Structural support is provided by its slender legs that resemble stilts and give the structure a seemingly vulnerable feel. A curved steel spine runs laterally through the floor and anchors the structure into the hill behind the trees. The entire structure looks vaguely off-kilter, mirroring tree trunks and matching its open build. Its exterior is made up of vertical, naturally-weathering wood boards, incrementally spaced apart to allow the natural world inside and connected together using incremental cables to enable the unique sculped form.

Designed in collaboration with Feldman Architects, The Treehouse gracefully melds the structure and the architectural form.

Architect | Feldman Architecture
Image | Feldman Architecture

 

 

 

Sculpt | Microcosmic

KINETIC WIND SCULPTURE

4th and Brannon | San Francisco, CA

Medium | stainless steel

This 1:20 scale stainless steel model represents a new stainless-steel wind sculpture, engineered by Daedalus and designed and fabricated by artist Moto Ohtake.  The 40-foot-tall and 15-foot diameter kinetic sculpture will be installed at the new 4th and Brannon Muni platform station in late 2018 or early 2019. Follow this link sfgov.org/arts/ for more about the project.

Artist and Fabricator | Moto Ohtake
Photographer | Diana Barbatti

Sculpt | Cesar Chavez Memorial Arch

ARCH OF DIGNITY, EQUALITY AND JUSTICE

San Jose State University | San Jose, CA

Medium | structural steel, light gage steel, structural glass and stucco

The monument, located on the San Jose State University campus, memorializes the unity and progress instilled by Cesar E. Chavez in his peaceful efforts to improve the working conditions of those working in the fields. This structural steel frame arch straddles one of the campus's extensive culvert systems which runs below Paseo de Cesar Chavez. The foundation system supports the steel frame which reaches over the pathway to support a glass eagle lantern representing the symbol of the United Farm Workers.
Completed by Mae Kawamoto with AKH Structural Engineers

Artist | Judith Baca
Image | Diana Barbatti

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