Times Square Arts selected Collective—LOK as the winner of 2016 annual Times Square Valentine Heart Pavilion, curated by the Center for Architecture.
Heart of Hearts
Times Square, New York, NY
Times Square is the heart of New York City—a blur of bright lights and billboards, noise, steam, passion and possibilities. It is spectacle made manifest, day and night. For Valentine's Day we offer the Heart of Hearts, a space for both intimacy and performance within this spectacular atmosphere. A faceted ring of nine golden, mirrored hearts creates a pavilion that reflects and multiplies the pulsating activity of Times Square, creating a kaleidoscopic interior that dissolves the boundaries between viewing and performing. Within the ring, diamond-shaped spaces inside each heart create "kissing booths" where couples find their activities mirrored, allowing both privacy and publicity within the Heart of Hearts.
Collective–LOK is an architectural collaboration formed by Jon Lott (PARA), MIT Associate Professor of Architecture William O'Brien Jr. (WOJR), and PhD Candidate in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art (HTC) Michael Kubo (over,under).
For more information, visit: collective-lok.com.