Aranda\Lasch+Marcelo Coelho’s 12-foot-diameter “Window to the Heart” wins 2018 Times Square Valentine competition

            <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />In February, New York City's Times Square will have a sparkling new Valentine's Day-inspired installation called &ldquo;Window to the Heart&rdquo; by&nbsp;<a href="" >Aranda\Lasch</a> + Marcelo Coelho in collaboration with&nbsp;3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs. The team won the commission from Times Square Arts'&nbsp;annual&nbsp;Valentine Heart Design Competition, now in its 10th year.&nbsp;Previous winners include&nbsp;<a href="" >The Office for Creative Research</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" >Collective-LOK</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" >Stereotank</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" >Young Projects</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" >Situ Studio</a>.
Filled with cameras of various shapes and sizes, Window to the Heart places a 12-foot diameter Fresnel lens — deemed to be the world's largest lens — in the middle of bustling Times Square. The lens, which was designed with Formlabs, will distort and capture Times Square and optically bend light toward the heart-shaped window at the center. Visitors to the installation can peer through the window or take photos of themselves within it. Read on for more about the installation. ...

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