72" x 38" x 38"
Steel, styrene
Fall 2015

I wanted to create a structure that serves as an extension of our eyes, an interface between ourselves and our environment. The Observatory serves as a viewfinder and a tool to separate you from your immediate surroundings and limit your range of sight so that you can observe the world with distance. Though the Observatory is meant as a tool, there is a performative aspect to the participant, the player, that engages with the structure.

When inside the Observatory, your range of sight is limited to straight ahead and 90 degrees upward, encouraging observation of the sky. The top bearing is removable, and the seat height is adjustable.