Deflated Villa by Luis Pons
79th NE 41 St.
After presenting the 2005 Fabulous Floating Villa critiquing Miami’s aggressive real estate culture, Miami-based architect and designer Luis Pons has created a follow up art installation, Inflated Villa, in a vacant lot originally intended for development in the Miami Design District. A commentary society’s reaction to the aftermath of the bursting of the real estate bubble, it reflects the deflation of our egos that occurred along with the plummeting value of our homes. The fragile structure will resemble an organism that is breathing rhythmically in and out, in sharp contrast the unfinished tempered steel columns on the unused site which house it.
The Private View is on Monday 3rd December.