Choi+Shine Architects have designed The Urchins, as part of an art installation for the recently held 2017 iLight Marina Bay Festival in Singapore. The Urchins were created in response to the festivals theme of biomimicry and sustainability.
The three large Urchins were designed to interact with natural light during the day, and glow when illuminated at night. Viewers can enter the Urchins and become part of the art piece, being surrounded by the glowing lacy surface and views of the city.
The crochet fabric shell is constructed of white double braided polyester chord, illuminated by multiple white spot lights, creating the illusion of an evenly glowing structure. The hand crocheted surface involved over 50 people and took around two and a half months to assemble in Boston.