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An installation in a gallery at the Bemis Center, Soft Cube functions as a set of devices that soften the white cube and create a flexible, multi… Read More
An installation in a gallery at the Bemis Center, Soft Cube functions as a set of devices that soften the white cube and create a flexible, multi-purpose social platform for an event series called Endless Summer. In contrast to the familiar site - a white gallery conversion within an early 20th century warehouse - the primary component of the Soft Cube is the Soft Wall, an undulating wall of Homasote strips with a bench of sanded Homasote as its base. The strips are nailed to a ribbed structure of plywood cut and notched with a CNC-router. The simple and repetitive application of the strips in two opposed orientations appears to float over the curved surface. The wall is backlit with shielded fluorescent strip lights. Read Less
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M. Sinclair
Soft Cube: Bemis Center for Contemporary Art
Omaha, Nebraska 2008

An installation in a gallery at the Bemis Center, Soft Cube functions as a set of devices that soften the white cube and create a flexible, multi-purpose social platform for an event series called Endless Summer. In contrast to the familiar site - a white gallery conversion within an early 20th century warehouse - the primary component of the Soft Cube is the Soft Wall, an undulating wall of Homasote strips with a bench of sanded Homasote as its base. The strips are nailed to a ribbed structure of plywood cut and notched with a CNC-router. The simple and repetitive application of the strips in two opposed orientations appears to float over the curved surface. The wall is backlit with shielded fluorescent strip lights.

A collaboration with FACT

• 2013 ACSA Design Build Award, (for FACT)
• 2011 AIA Nebraska Honor Award for Details
L.Gawel
L.Gawel
L.Gawel