BY WATER BY LAND – PROPOSAL
Port Townsend, WA
Wood, steel, sail cloth, solar lights
35’H x 25’W x 150”D
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This proposal for a small city’s waterfront renewal project was based on Port Townsend’s unique location at the juncture of two important waterways and their long history of boat building. Law’s idea evolved form a desire to based establish a local collaboration with the boatbuilding group at their Maritime Center and a renowned local sailmaker. Law’s design uses an abstracted sailboat form references the maritime heritage of the city while at the same time registering the winds and weather that buffet the area. The sails move in the nearly constant winds off the water and register the speed according to Beaufort’s Scale. The overall scale is considerably larger human, acting as an iconic anchor to this edge of the downtown, and allows people to interact on and around the boat shape.