times square 2k


SUNGLASSES FOR TIMES SQUARE

TKTS 2K, A TICKET BOOTH AT TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK, USA, INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, 1999.

new york is not only an intense city but also has an intense climate - through heat, cold and wind gusts. people waiting for tickets sold at times square are exposed to the flow of traffic and all climatic influences, which can become very extreme. just try once to cross the central park in deep winter without a hat.

the movable and flexible skin i propose is one, which provides shadow if you need it, protects you from winds and rain, if you wish so, and one that would disappear on sunny days by sliding back and becoming a compact volume. it is a skin creature with expandable arms.

when in use, it is comparable to sunglasses in that it offers the perfect comfort and view to the the crossroads of the world, from the heart of times square.