Choi + Shine Architects created these beautiful knitted sea urchin sculptures for an outdoor installation in Singapore.
Via the designers:
The Urchins interact with natural light during the day, and glow when illuminated at night. At night, the mysteriously hovering and glowing large Urchins create a sense of magic as if time has stopped. When viewers enter into the Urchins, they will be surrounded by a single layer of glowing, lacy surface, where they can enjoy the detail and texture of the Urchins and see the city, water and the sky through this visual filter. When other viewers see the occupants in the Urchins, the occupants will glow within the lacy room, creating an illusion of ethereal levitation of the occupants, while the occupants become a part of the art work.
They're also beautiful during the day.
THE URCHINS (Choi + Shine via Treehugger)