307 – Giant Red Flowers Mandalas

Giant Red Flowers
Giant Red Flowers

In 2014 Tel Aviv architect firm, HQ ARCHITECTS,  installed two pairs of these beautiful giant red flowers in Jerusalem’s Vallero Square…and they move! As people stand under them, or the tram arrives, they inflate; when they go away, they deflate.

Red Flowers in Action
Red Flowers in Action

From Bored Panda’s article about this installation, it states:

“This project is part of the municipality’s effort to improve the urban space of the city center and in this specific case, of the [square’s] poor condition,” reads the Designboom submission. “Warde’s attempt was not to fight the chaos but instead to try and lighten up the urban space, by spreading around these four elements that have a hint of fantasy, and with their help, overcome the reality of the square.”

From the architects’ site about their firm’s mission they state:

Focusing on a strong pragmatic and programmatic approach, HQ ARCHITECTS strives to question conventions and create culturally challenging buildings, while compounding client resources to achieve maximum utility through design.

I like it! And I REALLY like this installation!

What a way to brighten one’s day. What can we do today to brighten one’s day? Looks like wearing a bit of red could do the trick. 🙂

Happy Coloring!

If you would like your mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.

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