Today life in the metropolis is the expostulation of accepting concretized forms of citizenship. Cities became the place of passing through cement-ical and heavy objects, elements or handmade monsters – created for us, or by us.
The cement-ical face of city’s monster is an actual image of a gradient of grey; from the bright on top to the dark at the bottom.
The Gradient is an exercise by Tehran Platform which gives an opportunity of having/experiencing this gradient in color. Gradient means changing gradually from light to dark, from one color to another. But what Tehran Platform did was making a suspended volume of colorful fabrics hanging from a brutal cement-ical bridge; a contradictory possibility of passing under a bridge pausing, and looking up at this colorful addition to the monster. This urban intervention creates a colorful interruption in-between the emptiness of repetition of columns under the bridge.
Design and Fabrication: Tehran Platform
Installation: Diba tensile architecture
Location: Tehran, Iran
Photography: Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
Client: Municipality of Tehran
Size: 60 sqm