Gallery: Illuminated IceWall Releases Seeds Into Ground to Celebrate MI...

 
As part of the Festival of Arts, Science and Technology earlier this spring at MIT, third-year architecture student Yushiro Okamoto designed and built IceWall, a temporary installation facing the Charles River. Okamoto wanted to create an installation that would be both visually interesting but also leave a lasting legacy after the festival was over. IceWall is a series of frozen blocks embedded with seeds and stacked on top of each other in a curving spine. As winter turned to spring, the wall would melt into the grass leaving seeds behind to germinate and bloom.

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