The Design collaborationEboarch by Yon Ju Lee and Brian Brush from New York created a playful object out of 400 simple wooden chairs, that deal with the question of how we see and experience the architectural world around us. The chairs are essentially connected to each other via simple lag bolts, clamps, and screws that are hidden from view. They are arrayed in a sine wave rising from the ground and celebrate the act of repose itself as a fundamental architectural event. It formalizes the transformation of chairs from useable objects into structural and spatial components of an ambiguously edifice.
Designed by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu of Tonkin Liu, the Singing Ringing Tree is a 3 meter tall construction comprising pipes of galvanised steel which harness the energy of the wind to produce a slightly discordant and penetrating choral sound covering a range of several octaves.
Some of the pipes are primarily structural and aesthetic elements, while others have been cut across their width enabling the sound. The harmonic and singing qualities of the tree were produced by tuning the pipes according to their length by adding holes to the underside of each.