Blurring the lines of Art, Design and Sustainability
The tres birds team was recently commissioned to construct three interactive vessels for the Denver Art Museum. Since the work and practice of the architecture firm is largely based on the incorporation of reclaimed material use, a platform was created for the public to connect with the process of tres birds workshop in the form of testing three different properties of various regional, discarded and reclaimed materials.
Each suspended vessel tests a unique quality: light, sound and resistance to heat loss. Pills of reclaimed materials are stored nearby for participants to insert into each of the vessels, where they can see and record the data that follows. Over time, this recorded data set will constitute an average value of each reclaimed material and corresponding properties that the firm will use to further understand their material selections, in future building projects.
Photographs by Sam Campbell