Steel Tree Art Installation

Deir Ghassana, West Bank, Palestine
Supervisors: Lana Joudeh, Khaldun Bshara
Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Autocad

steel tree plans

As part of the overall plaza design concept — the reciprocation between a real lemon tree and an artificial steel pergola tree — this installation was conceived in the first phase of the plaza design, then implemented in the second. The design and construction documents were developed in grasshopper and rhinoceros to produce a regular, constructible pattern that would be perceived as irregular by means of wrapping around the leaning conical shape. When entering the courtyard, the lean of the element directs the eye up and toward the main Ottoman castle at the opposite end of the space.

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