The Walking Sarong is an (art)chitecture imaginary project located at St. Gaudens Plaza, Central Park, New York City. This project is an answer for a challenging question “ what kind of architecture connects two urban cities at one time? “. The purpose of this livable space installation is make pedestrians know and experience that Sarong as multipurpose walking buddy.
"How to connect two points ? Use a Circuitous Line ... "– Tom Mayne (Morphosis Architect, NYC)
Sarong is a garment consisting of a long piece of cloth worn wrapped around the body and tucked at the waist or under the armpits, traditionally worn in Southeast Asia and now also by women in the West.
The most indispensable item for today’s traveler is a sarong. A sarong should never be far from your side. Here’s why:
1. Clothing (Cover Up, Dress, Skirt, Shawl)
2. Beach or picnic blanket
3. A cozy sleeping buddy
4. Modesty in church, temples, mosques or simply a more conservative culture
5. Towel in case of emergencies
Circuit means an act or instance of going or moving around, a circular journey or one beginning and ending at the same place, a round, a roundabout journey or course, a periodical journey from place to place, the persons making such a journey, the route followed, places visited, or district covered by such a journey, the line going around or bounding any area or object; the distance about an area or object, the space within a bounding line; district, the circuit of the valley. The concept is a traveler walking with their sarong as their travel buddy from Jakarta, Indonesia to New York City USA with overland circuit track that means they visited many cities and countries when travelling and make sarong diagrammatic that proves how people treat their sarong in every city they visited.
The Walking Sarong art installation is a livable public space with shape of sarong from all countries that traveler visited, the circuitos shape inside enclosed by flat blue color sarong to make it more mysterious (see the panel design for more enjoyable pictures). Enjoy the world through sarong !