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Beautiful Harvest Dome Constructed from 450 Found Umbrellas Wins the Dwell Vision Award

by , 11/12/13

SLO Architecture, Land Art, New York City, NYC, Inhabitat NYC, Reclaimed Materials, Green Design, Plastic Bottles, Manhattan

Photos by Andreas Symietz

Schachter and Levi met their $7,500 goal in March and have spent the time since rebuilding an improved Harvest Dome with a team of local interns. With the help of a barge, a tug boat, and the local canoe club, the delicate orb was anchored into place at the end of July. One major variation from the original design is the addition of LED lights to make the piece enjoyable at any hour.

According to the husband and wife design team’s kickstarter campaign, the 24-foot diameter sphere stands “as a physical revelation of the city’s accumulated waterborne debris.” What a great reincarnation of 450 umbrella frames and 128 plastic bottles!

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Via Complex

Photos by Andreas Symietz

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