Glendale, NY



A entry in the Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park’s 2019 Folly/Function competition to design and build an entry and information kiosk for the park.

Inspired by its eponymous material and the playful idea of children’s soap-bubbles in the park, and developed through a process of exploring the limits of plastic cladding, BubbleWrap takes the familiar form of a cube and distorts it by cladding it in thermo-formed, translucent acrylic “bubbles.” An 8’ x 8’ x 8’ cube is framed using a mix of weather-resistant MDO plywood and wood framing to create a structural frame, which is clad in custom-formed, translucent acrylic “bubbles,” similar to those commonly used in skylights.

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Design/Build
Additional Credits: Project Team: Mario Mohan, Michael Nartey, Andrew Weigand, Ye Zhang