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Proposal for Jacob Riis Park, Queens/2015 [ + ]

Like a beach blanket that protects you from the sand, the Sun Blanket protects you from the sun. Woven from 5-foot strips of Sunbrella Clarity fabric, the Sun Blanket covers the patio of the landmarked pavilions at Jacob Riis Park, the so-called “People’s Beach” in Rockaway, Queens. The weft of the super-scaled weave is modulated in its spacing to create different levels of shading over the patio, helping cool new public programming that has been added as of summer 2015.

With Werner Sobek New York