Sky Villages

James Paulius created a vertical, interactive, wooden village at the Children’s museum in Brooklyn, to imagine how it will be to inhabitat the atmosphere one day. 

James Paulius, Sky Villages, Brooklyn Children's Museum, New York
Sky Villages is an interactive installation by James Paulius at Brooklyn Children’s Museum. It invites children to build clusters of airborne villages on the wall. The villages are made of tessellating units that interlock in countless ways to create various structures. 

 

By engaging the child’s imagination, the installation reinforces the application of creativity, problem solving, and three-dimensional thinking. As Earth’s population increases, we may look to the atmosphere for inhabitable space. Sky Villages presents the possibility to dwell in the sky in modular architecture that can be added or removed as populations increase or decrease. 

James Paulius, Sky Villages, Brooklyn Children's Museum, New York
James Paulius, Sky Villages, Brooklyn Children's Museum, New York
Dwelling units are prefabricated with the intent of reuse rather than discardment. When a unit no longer fits the particular needs of its location, it can be moved elsewhere for a new family to reside in. Constantly evolving, these structures accommodate the ever-changing tendencies of humanity and nature. The toy blocks in this installation are fabricated from Douglas-fir wood reclaimed from water towers in Manhattan, NY.
James Paulius, Sky Villages, Brooklyn Children's Museum, New York
James Paulius, Sky Villages, Brooklyn Children's Museum, New York

Sky Villages
Design:
 James Paulius
Venue:  Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Year: 2016

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