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Northern Lens

Chugiak High School
Eagle River, Alaska

Commissioned by the City of Anchorage

A light-responsive lens comprised of dichroic glass facets configured onto an elliptical tensile structure of stainless-steel tubes, cables and fittings to create a “lens” structure to interact with the southern meridian of the sun and project orange light onto and into the school. These projections change with the seasons and the angle of sunlight.

Photography: Kevin G. Smith


32'8" H x 23' W x 3' D / 10m H x 7m W x 1m D
Dichroic Glass, Stainless Steel, Concrete.