FARM accomplished The Tree sculpture, which lately gained the Singapore President Design Award 2010 for Design of the Yr. The Nationwide Museum of Singapore approached FARM to “create one thing pleasant” for the Night time Pageant in 2009. Impressed by the Banyan Tree, the fashionable sculpture additionally featured LED lights bringing the “tree” to life within the night.
From the architects:
Once we take into consideration the Nationwide Museum of Singapore, affiliation with one other grand previous dame involves thoughts. It’s the large previous Banyan tree that sits majestically on the museum’s entrance garden, seemingly holding fort to a spot filled with histories, tales and magic. We needed to allude to all these richness and symbolism by way of a up to date reinterpretation of the Banyan Tree. Identical to prior to now, as it’s now, we hope this ‘Tree’ will encourage individuals to decelerate, take a breather and easily bask and partake on this recreation of nature’s marvel.
The Tree was constructed from a collection of various sizes of rectangles and squares frames, rising from the bottom and interlocking in a three-dimensional area, forming a semblance of the Banyan Tree. At night time, with the addition of LED mild tubes, the Tree glows magically like an enormous lantern. As one stands underneath it and appears up, these strains of sunshine would coalesce into imagined constellations of faraway stars.
The Tree reacts to sound as nicely. A collection of microphones are hidden inside the construction of the Tree. The microphones might be programmed to select up sounds made by the general public. The louder the sounds made, the brighter the tree turns into! The Tree will gently pulsate with mild, ever reacting to the soundscape produced round it.