STUDIO:INDIGENOUS  Wiikiaami  

2017

Wiikiaami was created by J. Irwin & Xenia S. Miller Prize recipient Chris T. Cornelius (studio:indigenous) for Exhibit Columbus 2017. Cornelius designed a contemporary wiikiaami to envelop the walkway leading to Saarinen & Saarinen's First Christian Church. A wiikiaami is the traditional dwelling of the Miyaamia, a people indigenous to Indiana. The structure is both shelter and gateway - perforated copper sheets create patterns of dappled light, and swoop upwards to align with the church's campanile and to mark the autumnal equinox. See more on studio:indigenous' website.

IGNITION ARTS FABRICATION SCOPE

Cut and brake expanded steel sheet for skin

MATERIALS & DIMENSIONS

Steel

30 ft x 20 ft

LOCATION & CLIENT

First Christian Church, Saarinen & Saarinen, Columbus, IN

Exhibit Columbus

FABRICATIONS PARTNERS

Waterjet Cutting of Indiana

PHOTO CREDIT

Hadley Fruits

 
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