Archinect - News 2014-07-28T14:57:33-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/58618930/pop-rocks-soft-urban-boulder-field Pop Rocks: Soft Urban Boulder Field Alexander Walter 2012-10-04T14:22:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T18:35:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cwu2alu1dyg7odsk.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Vancouver hosted a fascinating hybrid of public spatial art and waste material upcycling in its downtown area this summer: Pop Rocks, a temporary installation that covered a full city block. The project is fabricated entirely from post-consumer and post-industrial waste from the metropolitan Vancouver region.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The installation, an equal collaboration between <a href="http://www.msaprojects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Soules Architecture</a> and <a href="http://www.afjdstudio.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AFJD Studio</a> (Amber Frid-Jimenez &amp; Joe Dahmen), engages tactically with these materials to produce soft forms that extend the typical range of active and passive social activities, fostering unexpected social encounters and new perspectives on the city.</em></p>