Open Channel Flow

March 12, 2009 by Metalab Admin

We are working with Matthew Geller, a sculptor from New York City, who has been commissioned by the Houston Arts Alliance to build a civic art piece next to the Buffalo Bayou.  The structure will emerge from the landscape next to the Houston Water Works on Sabine St to a height of 60'.   Inspired by the strange protrusions of plumbing infrastructure relentlessly painted blue (to "blend in" to the background), he proposed a colossal pipe works that will feature a public outdoor shower activated by a hand pump.  A nearby skate park will ensure that a steady flow of skaters and passersby will indulge in a refreshing spritz on Houston's infamously humid afternoons.  We're on schedule to install this summer on the hottest day of the year as per Matthew's request. ocf_01sm ocf_021