Loop was designed to inspire, in children, an interest and curiosity in architecture. The project was commissioned by Andrea Mellard, a curator for the AMOA-Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin Texas, as part of Art on the Green, an artist and architect- designed mini golf course. Loop’s elliptical green offers the user the possibility of infinite play.
This gently ramping putting green path loops in on itself so that the location of the tee and the hole are one. Miss the hole and you are back at the beginning to try again. The wrapping exterior screen wall is a habitable space creating a passageway for easily fetching errant golfballs.
The walls are constructed entirely of uncut 2×4’s: a very common and ubiquitous building material. They will be reused once the exhibition is over. 3½-inch spiraling block members tie the wall together and form a cylindrical shape. The warping wall plays with light and shadow, transforming everyday materials into an ethereal and ever-changing structure.
Developed in conjunction with Moontower DB and University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture, Andros Advanced Design Studio.
Loop | Austin USA | Legge Lewis Legge
Artist Team: Legge Lewis Legge
AMOA-Arthouse at the Jones Center Curator: Andrea Mellard
Design/Build Team: Moontower Design Build, Austin Texas; University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Andros Advanced Design Studio
Material Donations: Eastside Lumber, Austin, Texas
IMAGE CREDIT: ©Legge Lewis Legge