Cylinder

Chicago, Illinois

The Cylinder project is an installation recently completed in the lobby of the Franklin Building in downtown Chicago by the artist Leo Villareal.  The Cylinder is volumetric LED light installation in the form of a cylindrical object created by radiating lines of 30’ long mirrored stainless steel struts.  The struts are hung 70’ above the lobby floor from a mirrored stainless steel clad aluminum superstructure suspended from the four corners of a square oculus in the ceiling structure above.  The struts house a series of LED light nodes spaced at 6 inch on center that are programmed to produce a four dimensional visual performance. The project was realized through the collaboration of Leo Villareal Studio, Craft Engineering Studio and the fabricator Argosy in New York.

(Image Credit: King Lawrence)

  • Client: Leo Villareal Studio
  • Year: 2014-2016