3 Degrees of Felt

3 Degrees of Felt takes the existing canonical space of the Guggenheim and attempts to transform the experience through a material intervention which mediates subject, object and space. In order to accommodate the 450 artefacts of the Aztec Empire, we designed a singular linear element, that undualtes to create surplus surface area and display areas within its folds. Creating a continuous experience along the ramp and focusing on the experience of the perimeter and periphery, as opposed to the center, the project creates a smooth non-uniform display system that organizes the artifacts at their appropriate scales while highlighting the curatorial themes and sub-themes of the exhibition. Made of a dark thick felt, the walls transform the classic white wall interior, absorbing light and sound transforming the space into a deep and mute envelope.