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BY MARGARET SHAKESPEARE
A designer and a sculptor deploy an arsenal of digital and industrial tools to produce ContraFuerte.
FROM THE SEPTEMBER 2021 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.
 
The Philadelphia sculptor Miguel Horn?s latest work may not look particularly technological, but it is the product of a sophisticated design and fabrication process that many landscape architects may recognize. ContraFuerte is a new permanent outdoor installation set to be unveiled this fall. ?It?s a monument to collective action,? Horn says.
The installation contains a strong element of discovery. Located in an alley in Center City, directly across 12th Street from Reading Terminal Market, the sculpture depicts two sets of male and female figures, entwined and buttressed against a small bridge as if, with superhuman force, they are keeping the bridge suspended above the roadway. To execute and install the work?which weighs 11,000 pounds and comprises more than 5,000 intricately connected aluminum pieces?Horn turned to the capabilities of design software and invited his longtime friend Chris Landau, Affiliate ASLA, a design technologist with a newly established eponymous firm, to collaborate. Landau spent 11 years at OLIN, working with landscape architects on some of that firm?s most high-profile projects, including Dilworth Park. He?s fluent in the kinds of visualization and digital tools that have become ubiquitous in design offices, including Rhino and Grasshopper. That fluenc...
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