Cube Tower is a wind-driven kinetic stainless steel sculpture, which will be highly recognizable due to its counter- rotating 5 cubes.
Light and Shadow play on the different angled faces, counter-pointed by the square wind - channels.
GENERAL DESIGN: EX is a wind-driven kinetic stainless steel sculpture in the form of an EXclamation Mark. The public can walk underneath the 60ft tall "EXclamation Mark" as it slowly tilts due to the wind on the upper part. A gyroscopic suspension system ensures that movement is possible in ALL horizontal directions, but only to a limited degree, as the main weight in the Exclamation Point always brings it back to its original position when the wind subsides! Click on the images to learn more about each EX design.
SOLO is a wind-driven kinetic stainless steel and lucite sculpture, which rotates slowly around its vertical axis, as the LED lights in the lucite wings slowly change color via an environmentally interactive computer program.
Red Baron is a wind-driven kinetic aluminum and steel sculpture. As the center of gravity is designed to be towards the rear of the sculpture, the entire sculpture always moves elegantly into the wind on its precision ball bearing system in the rotating base - much like a weather vane.
The 4 tiered aerodynamic design is reminiscent of the infamous but innovative Red Baron's triple-decker plane, which served as inspiration for this sculpture.
May 5, 2005 Ralfonso is selected as the Winner of the 1st Prize and the USD 425,000 Commission in the International Sculpture Competition for the luxury condominium Opera Place Development www.operaplacewpb.com in W. Palm Beach, Florida. So far this project has not been built.
The successful kinetic sculpture submission is called Opera.
General Design: A light sculpture which changes colors and patterns according to people's choices by cell phone and internet from all around the world. They will see the actual changes they have requested via a hi res web-camera, so the sculpture can be viewed at all times from anywhere in the world. The sculpture also changes according to sensor input which can be customized such as weather, time of the day, stock market, etc.
General Design: The modular structure of TETRA consists of numerous Tetraheders which create a monumental suspended Tetraheder in space. It appears much like a ultra modern Lustre, but always in gentle motion....
The individual Tetraheders as well as the overall appearance will be custom-sized for the client's particular space.
There are interesting views from all sides, as well as from below. The cubes used are made of brushed and anodized aluminum (or if preferred – painted ABS, color selection open) and Lucite (acrylic).
General Design: This LIGHT & STEEL & COLOR sculpture design is called “Reach”. It consists of matte brushed stainless eel tubes
Inside each tube (light beacon) there are RGB LED color lights which are individually computer programmable. It can be made into an interactive light sculpture which changes colors and patterns according to people's choices by cell phone and internet, locally – and from all around the world.
OPERA is a motor-driven kinetic aluminum/steel sculpture, which rotates slowly around its vertical axis, as the lights in the solid lucite center slowly change color,- and water drops fall gently from the top of its inner center.
The design of 6 different sized Opera Rings was inspired by the Logo for the Opera Place Development of BAP- http://www.operaplacewpb.com/
Just like the Eiffel Tower is THE hallmark of Paris, “Moving On Up” will enhance any significant site by making it a highly visible, memorable and truly impressive landmark. From far away the eye-catching shape-shifting movements, as well as its soaring spirited spirals invite young and old to this central gathering place.