“Our A2AC Alleys Project is titled “Urban-Fetti” and consists of colorful bursts of confetti-like elements that playfully occupy the neighborhood’s pavement and building facades. The installation is designed to provide a surprising moment of joy in the urban fabric that appears random at first but is in fact installed and orchestrated using a precise pattern. Materials include foil-based decals and powder-coated aluminum elements in bright, fluorescent colors that glow in the evening.” – LAA Office
ABOUT LAA OFFICE’S CREATIVE PRACTICE
LAA Office is a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Columbus, Indiana that explores the territory between landscape, art, and architecture. Our work is an invitation for the public to engage with cities creatively. Projects range from small-scale artworks, exhibitions, temporary installations, and furniture, to large-scale buildings, landscapes, and urban design proposals.
ABOUT LAA OFFICE
LAA Office was co-founded by Daniel Luis Martinez, NOMA, and Lulu Loquidis, PLA, ASLA. Daniel is an architectural designer and educator. His research and creative work investigate the transformation of undervalued sites through a synthesis of public art and public space design. He is currently an assistant professor at Indiana University’s J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program where he is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Rural Engagement. Lulu is a registered landscape architect. Prior to co-founding LAA Office, she worked for international practices, including Hargreaves Associates and AECOM, and has built a diverse portfolio including gardens, streetscapes, urban plazas, waterfront parks, and resiliency infrastructure. She believes that contemporary landscape architecture should establish a crucial hinge between the environment, art, and human culture.
EXAMPLES OF LAA OFFICE’S WORK
All About Ann Arbor – October 24, 2022
ANN ARBOR – The alley between Alley Bar and Pretzel Bell has a new look.
Throughout October, the Ann Arbor Art Center has worked with Indiana-based design studio LAA Office to transform the typically ignored alleyway into a place of wonder and color.