FILTER, a pop-up place of respite fabricated from steel and timber, lands in Times Square for NYCxDesign

Just in time for the tenth-anniversary edition of NYCxDesign festival, a fleeting taste of design from America’s least-populated state has been erected in the touristic heart of its most-populated city in the form of an ellipsoid pavilion functioning as an urban sanctuary. Fabricated from naturally weathered steel and wood, the temporary Times Square installation’s rough-hewn materiality and rugged form is meant to evoke the landscape of the American West. Dubbed FILTER, the pavilion is envisioned as an urban “chapel” where passersby can step inside and, if even just for a moment, slip away from the sustained commotion and pulsing lights for moments of introspection..


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