It is a dazzling phenomenon that delights the spectator who contemplates this
fleeting moment. In a radiant light, the multitude of glass windows in perfect
orientation suddenly metamorphoses the city. I often interrupt all activity in the
late hours of the day to watch the accidental spectacle of the reflection of the sun
rays on the facades of the urban ocean.
Oda al Sol is a daily rendez vous with the sun, a meeting that develops as a
performance before the eyes of those around it. Thanks to an in-depth study of
the properties of glass and the trajectory of the sun throughout the day, the
static installation of glass is exposed with the utmost care to enter into osmosis
with light. By gradually revealing its curves and angles, the glass sculpture
generates a resplendent creature whose ephemeral existence is reborn daily to
offer these few moments.
Located on the roof of Archivo Arquitectura & Diseño in an emblematic street
in Mexico, Oda al Sol is inspired by a great master of light, Luis Barragan, whose
house is a few meters away. The architect, conscious of the sensation
transmitted by the light on the volumes throughout the day, built his
masterpieces considering that criterion to exalt the qualities of each space.
1/3 ODA AL SOL, Installation, glass and steel (4x4 m), 2018, Territorio Urbano, Archivo Arquitectura y Diseño, CDMX
2/3 ODA AL SOL, Installation, glass and steel (4x4 m), 2018, Territorio Urbano, Archivo Arquitectura y Diseño, CDMX
3/3 ODA AL SOL, Installation, glass and steel (4x4 m), 2018, Territorio Urbano, Archivo Arquitectura y Diseño, CDMX